Monday, January 19, 2009


Hey yall! 

It's like I think of ten things everyday that I want to write here on our blog, but as soon as I sit down at my computer to write, I forget them. Ha. Lord, please help me with that :)

So first off, I want to say thank you to our sweet friends and family back home who really tried to make Christmas special for us here on the other side of the world. We received a couple great packages filled with all sorts of goodies. We would run to check the mail everyday just waiting for our packages to come. They were so special! Oh, and the cajun seasonings and chocolate are already almost gone...haha. Also, we want to thank you guys for all the added extra support during the holiday season. I have to be honest and say that I thought people might forget about us during the month of December because of the holidays and the economy, but it seems that just the opposite happened. You guys are the best! I don't believe that the Lord Almighty is swayed by the economic predictions and you guys prove that. You are blessed by the Lord even when everyone else around you is running around thinking the sky is falling. You are blessed coming in & blessed going out!!! 

We are still doing good here in Thailand. There were a couple tough days for us during the holidays just with missing home and all, but it's back to school and work for Gabe and me now. We have lots of trips and things coming up to keep us busy and focused. In two weeks we are going to meet Gabe's parents in Bangkok, Thailand (the capitol city) to stay for a couple days. That's exciting for me because I have never had a real trip to Bangkok before and you can't live in Thailand but never visit Bangkok. Then, the first week in February we are going back to Cambodia to do our visa run and spend a couple nights with our missionary friend there. Gabe and I look forward to these visa runs. I think it's because the people there in Cambodia are just so precious. Anyways, the week after Cambodia, Gabe leaves for his two week missions trip into Northern Thailand. We are not too sure of the details of this trip yet, but we should find out more soon from Pastor Al. 

Let's see, what else is new? Oh, I have recently realized what an amazing gift and opportunity it is for me to be a stay at home mom. I was at home with Sailor this week and I just knew that it was time for me to get out of the same old boring housewife mindset. I have a great setup to be an amazing woman of prayer, to teach my child lasting truths about the Lord and to reach out to people around our neighborhood. I am a housewife-missionary, and I couldn't be happier about what I am feeling called to do! :) Yes indeed, my prayer life is about to reach whole new heights!!! Wooohooo! And I have decided to take my love for personal finance and someway, somehow that the Lord leads me, use it to reach out to people even here in Thailand. God gives us passions and giftings and they are not meant to be wasted.

We hope yall back home are doing great and we would love to hear from you. Leave us some comments on here, email us at, look for us on Skype (dawnagio & garbagio) or you can just call us anytime at 985-635-4123. Remember the time difference though (just think 12 hours ahead of you) and if we don't answer, just leave a message and we will call you back. We love you guys!

Love, Dawn & Gabe

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Hey guys! We just wanted to write a quick note to say that we miss yall back home. The holidays are quite tough at times when many of  the people we love are so far away.  We haven't had internet in the last five days or so, so we are sorry that we weren't able to call any of you and wish you a Happy New Year. We were thinking about you though, know that for sure. We will be calling and writing you guys as soon as we have better access to the internet. We LOVE You dearly! 

Love, Gabe, Dawn and Sailor