On The Street Blog

Always Pursuing

It was a night that started out like any other until he walked by. A man who graciously gave us his time and shared his story. He who grew up knowing Him yet became disillusioned by those who claim to love Him. How sad, for have there not been times where any one of us have not heard the same thing? A friend or a colleague drawn in by His story of grace, love and forgiveness only to be turned away…

Distractions All Around

A week or two ago we were standing in a Bangkok red-light district asking men if they would like to stop and talk to us. The majority of men just simply walked by without stopping but one man took some time of out his night and so began our conversation with ‘Adam’. Adam is married and was in Bangkok for business and was in that particular area that night on a stroll and taking in the many sights…

A New Road

When we go down to the red-light districts there are many men down there whom we seek to strike up a conversation with. Men ranging from young to old, well-dressed to casual, walking with purpose or just strolling about. It is easy to be so focused on one group of men that it can be easy to overlook the one who needs someone to care right there and now. Yet, that is exactly the kind of man I met…

Who Knows Best?

Within Bangkok there are various red-light districts to suit the ‘taste’ of various clientele. However, I think that most people would agree that Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy and Patpong would be three of the more famous red-light districts within the city. For us, we tend to try to engage men in conversation in either Nana Plaza or Soi Cowboy, but not really in Patpong. We had found during past nights…

Prince Among Thieves

It was a night shared amongst the set of a French movie being filmed, yet we knew that there would be a man or two that would be willing to talk to us. Some men walked by without acknowledging our presence, some stopped and politely listened for a few minutes and then he came. A man who would take up the rest of the night. He was from Europe, he was intelligent and quite knowledgeable about faith.…

A Hug

On a recent night of ministry I had the opportunity to talk to one particular man whom we will call "Peter". Peter is an expatriate who comes from Europe, is divorced (several times) and has a child. Peter, like many men we encounter, is not your typical stereotype of a man in a red-light district, but then again many men do not fit that stereotype.

Many topics were covered during our 1+…

Late Night Thoughts

Have you ever been unable to sleep? I think sometimes when we are unable to sleep it is because something is being stirred up within us. For me that happened last week. Here is what was keeping my body awake and my spirit attentive...

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I Quit

It’s too tough. I can’t take it anymore. I don’t have time for this. Life is just too hard. I quit!

I have heard these comments before on many occasions when out on the street and I always find myself perplexed upon hearing it. Why is quitting such an easy option?

I have heard that marriage is difficult, that marriage is stressful, and that marriage would be easier if the spouse…