‹ Back to Missionaries


Anna Rorabeck

Student Missionary for 2016-2017, serving the Central Thai people of Thailand.

If You Have Faith…

Anna Rorabeck June 13 2017, 9:15 am

Going on a road trip was an unusual way to spend my Sabbath, but I was grateful for the way it challenged my faith and gave me an opportunity to witness.

What If I Stay?

Anna Rorabeck March 29 2017, 11:08 am

Sometimes God has a way of messing up your plans and changing them into something more beautiful than what you could have imagined. I had very specific plans for my time here in Thailand, but God seemed to have something else up His sleeve.

The Essence of Beauty

Anna Rorabeck February 09 2017, 5:51 am

Beauty is something that everyone loves to see, but often we don’t know what beauty really looks like. People strive every day to meet impossible standards of beauty, but what if there was a better way to attain it that didn’t involve changing our appearance? My kindergarten students have challenged me to think more deeply about this subject, and this is the sum of my thoughts on the matter…

Just Him, Me, and the Fish

Anna Rorabeck January 15 2017, 4:47 pm

Dive with me into a recap of this past month’s struggles and triumphs, and a detailed look at the vacation that changed my life. Particularly the fish. You should be excited about the fish. I was…

A Reason to Celebrate

Anna Rorabeck December 18 2016, 3:46 pm

It’s a struggle at times, but I’m learning how to celebrate Christmas in my new environment. Though there seems to be a sever lack of holiday cheer in Thailand, there’s something about being in this country that makes the Christmas story come alive.

Focusing on the Positive

Anna Rorabeck November 11 2016, 2:49 am

I’ve purposely left out from this post all the feelings of despair and discouragement I’ve experienced in the past few weeks. I’ve come to realize that complaining about a situation doesn’t make it any better. I’ve done my fair share of weeping over Khon Kaen, just like Jesus wept over Jerusalem, but crying about how lost these people are isn’t going to help them find their way home.

Miracles in Chiang Mai

Anna Rorabeck October 26 2016, 3:22 pm

I thought going to Chiang Mai was going to be a vacation. Little did I know all the stress it would cause… Good thing we serve a God who has every detail under control!

The End… Already?

Anna Rorabeck October 14 2016, 8:11 am

The end of the week has come again, and I feel like time is racing away from me. However, the clock is ticking not just for my time in Thailand, but also for the rest of this world’s existence. We only have a short amount of time left on this earth – what are we doing to take advantage of that?