Monday Montage: Prayers for Bangkok

I know that I had determined to make Monday Montages about positive things, but something happened last week in Bangkok, Thailand that I cannot be silent about. Last week, two bombs went off in Bangkok, the first near the Erawan Shrine which killed more than 20 people and injured over 100. The second bomb went off the following day, luckily just showering people nearby with debris.  These attacks just make me sick to my stomach, I feel so much for the families and friends that have been affected by this disgusting act of cowardice.

Thailand is an amazing country and it saddens me that because of these heinous attacks there are people who have decided not to travel in Thailand. Thailand is supported in part by tourism and the bomber(s) are getting exactly what they want if everyone stops coming to Thailand. Thailand needs your presence and your money, now more than ever! So don’t give up your holiday here, come and visit! And whether or not you are able to visit, please pray for Bangkok! Thanks friends!

Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/WeLoveBangkok
Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/WeLoveBangkok

  18 comments for “Monday Montage: Prayers for Bangkok

  1. mamabyfire
    August 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Oh no! How awful! I hope the bombers are found. That is so disheartening. We will visit one day with the kids-I have always wanted to go there.
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    • andthreetogo
      August 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      It is a fabulous place to visit with kids… and we could hang out in person! 🙂

  2. Sha
    August 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I was sad to hear this news too. Bangkok is quite a popular destination among Singaporeans too. There was one who was killed in the blast. Hope that they get the bomber soon. ?
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    • andthreetogo
      August 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      I hope they get him, or them, soon. I think everyone would feel a whole lot better knowing the who and why of this.

  3. Amy
    August 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I thought of you last week when I heard that news. Such a horrible event. I wish I could visit Thailand – you make it a very attractive proposition!
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    • andthreetogo
      August 24, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you for thinking of me! Luckily we are very far from Bangkok, but it does give some worry regardless.
      I am glad that you think I make it attractive! You never know, you may be on a plane here at some point. 🙂

  4. kemkem
    August 25, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I was so pissed of when this happened! Truly the work of cowards. A Terrorist act was what made us finally visit Belgium too not long ago. We can’t let them stop us. Nowhere is safe though unfortunately, those bastards won’t be happy until everybody bends to their wishes. It ain’t gonna happen!!! :-). We can not let them win. My heart goes out to the poor victims. :-(.
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    • andthreetogo
      August 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

      I couldn’t have said it better Kemkem! Thank you!

  5. Valerie
    August 25, 2015 at 1:37 am

    I’m so sorry, Jenny! I thought of you right away when I heard the news. 🙁 My second thought was my husband’s mother – she was born in Thailand to her medical missionary parents. I feel fondly about Thailand and to hear about bombings there….makes me so sad. Praying for the families!!
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    • andthreetogo
      August 25, 2015 at 6:37 am

      Prayer is powerful and I am thankful that so many Thais are asking for people to pray for Bangkok. Being a primarily Buddhist country, it makes me hope that what will come out of this is a bigger desire for God and greater closeness and love for others.

  6. Sue Slaght
    August 25, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I thought of you when this terrible news broke. Such a tragedy.
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    • andthreetogo
      August 25, 2015 at 6:37 am

      It truly is. Any violence against any person anywhere is. It’s rampant and horrible. Truly sad. 🙁

  7. Shelley @Travel-Stained
    August 25, 2015 at 9:33 am

    We were in Bangkok just a few days before this horrific incident happened! 🙁 They really wanted to scare people off of traveling there…they picked such a busy area of the city to set off the bomb. We hang out there all the time when we’re in Bangkok!! It’s so terrible that such a small percentage of evil people, make life so miserable for a population that is 99.999999999% loving, kind and happy…
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    • andthreetogo
      August 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

      I completely agree… So glad you guys weren’t there when it happened!

  8. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    August 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Such tragedy. I’m sorry for those families and friends of the innocent victims. Such heartache. And then sadness for the fear that this brings. I have prayed. Thanks for the reminder to do so. Be safe and at peace. –Terri
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    • andthreetogo
      August 26, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Thank you so much Terri! Prayer is so powerful!

  9. Lani
    August 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of other reasons why Thailand’s tourism industry is tanking and this just added another nail to the proverbial coffin. And from the sounds of it, it doesn’t look like they are going to figure out who did it (at least for a long time). It’s a bad time for their economy. I do appreciate you trying to be positive about it though.
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    • andthreetogo
      August 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      I agree with all you said… To live here is a pain sometimes (as living in any foreign country can be) but it’s still an awesome place to live and definitely an awesome place to spend your holiday. Don’t you think? 🙂 although now I want to visit Cambodia 😉

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