Dinkins Master Blog List

Dr. Larry Dinkins has written a number of blogs for the OMF Thailand website. These blogs contain inspiring observations and real world stories about practical ways to share the Good News in Thailand. Below is a list of Larry’s blogs. Follow the links and be encouraged …

Two god village – July 4, 2017
There is a peculiar village outside of Chiang Mai called “House of Two gods”. At first I wondered if there had been some kind of mythical battle in the past between two rival gods …

Idolatry and Strawberry Fanta – May 24, 2017
I just read a fascinating article called, “In Thailand, blood sacrifice is out, Strawberry Fanta is in.” Most all Thai homes have a “spirit house” …

Contrast of Songran Festival and Passion Week – April 21, 2017
It seems that every year during the Songkran Festival in Thailand a new record is broken. If it was a new record for the most water throwing revelers in the same place it would be acceptable, but instead it represents the high number of deaths and injuries on the highways and byways of Thailand …

A monk’s Part in Premier League Championship – April 4, 2017
The main motto promoted by the Thai tourism department is “Amazing Thailand”. The year 2016 was indeed amazing for our country, but none so surprising, especially in the area of sports, than the first place finish of Leicester City in the Premier Football League. …

Bible Story Telling with Muslim – February 14, 2017
I was teaching a Bible class in the evenings in Phuket, South Thailand. I had extra time during the day and so would frequent a Roti shop run by a young Muslim man. …

53 Year Ministry of Dr. Henry Breidenthal – January 17, 2017
For over 40 years Dr. Henry Breidenthal (52 years with OMF) has gone to a public park on Sunday afternoons to hand out gospel tracts. I had the privilege of watching Henry in this ministry at the Lumpini Park in Bangkok thirty years ago …

10 Lepers Story and Thanksgiving – December 13, 2016
I was asked to preach on Thanksgiving/Harvest Sunday in a mainly tribal church in Chiang Mai called “Beulah Church”. It was impressive to see a huge mound of fruit pilled up at the pulpit that morning …

Sharing Bible Stories as Way of Life – Septemeber 13, 2016
Before making a one day visa run to Bangkok, I prayed that I would have an opportunity to share Bible stories with the Thai I encountered that day. The first was a retired civil engineer in his early 50s who was going on vacation. The story I told to him was …

Michael Phelps and Herbal Treatment – August 9, 2016
The American swimmer, Michael Phelps, caused quite a stir at the Olympics in Rio when he arrived at the starting blocks for the 100 meter freestyle relay race with large circular bruises on his back. It took a while for the reporters to figure out that he and his teammates were trying to get a competitive edge by employing an ancient method called “Chinese cupping” therapy. …

In Memory of the 70 Year Reign of the King of Thailand – June 28, 2016
On June 9th I got on a crowded overhead train in Bangkok and observed that two thirds of the commuters were wearing yellow. It turned out that the whole nation was wearing the colour of the monarchy, and especially celebrating the 70th anniversary of the reign of their King – Bhumibol Adulyadej. …

Sharing with Hitchhikers and Taxi Driver – May 4, 2016
For a week I had been teaching orality at a conference and whilst going home on the last night I passed a couple on the side of the road. Feeling convicted that I should help them, I stopped and then reversed back to them. Their motorcycle had broken down and they needed a ride. …

Thoughts of Dr. Henry Breidenthal’s Ministry – December 30, 2015
In 1975 I was a student at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Dan Bacon (DTS grad and OMF director at the time) was the chapel speaker and asked us students whether we were praying for any specific missionary. …

Hitch Hiking Monk – December 24, 2015
After a 3 day bible story training in Mae Sot, North Thailand, Kennedy Paizs and I were making the five hour trek back to Chiang Mai. I noticed an elderly monk hitch hiking by the side of the road. I stopped and asked his situation, …

Demon in the Air – October 8, 2015
Larry Dinkins was tired. His two-week ministry trip to Thailand had been fruitful, but intensive. He’d led 10 one-on-one counseling sessions, attended three church services and spoke at several seminars. Now, he was on the plane headed home. …

Retire in Thailand – October 2, 2015
How can you make the most of your retirement? I recently read an article by Evan Tarver listing “7 Reasons Why Americans Retire in Thailand” and it got me thinking. …

Shattered – Erawan Explosion – August 19, 2015
Thailand and all of Asia was shocked by the huge blast in Tianjin, China on August 12, but then Thailand’s attention was diverted a few days later by the joy of setting a world record for bicycle riders with 150,000 participating in Bangkok to mark the 83rd birthday of Queen Sirikit. …

My Most Significant Story Telling Experience – June 2, 2015
On my first day in a small village in Mukdahan province of Northeast Thailand, I was sitting in my host’s house and noticed an eight year old girl who seemed to be leaning over a fence. When I observed her for a couple of more moments I realized she had fallen into a barb wire fence! …