there once was a girl

named Tessa.

Hi, I’m living in Asia. Well, I guess that’s nothing new. My roots in Asia date back to when I was two years old. I’ve always been, and always will be, an Asia girl. I grew up here. I arrived sporting a pink backpack and with a wardrobe of an imagination. I progressed from a pink cat-eye glasses-clad spitfire to a international-school-uniform-wearing teen. Now, I’m living in Asia as an adult. I packed a red American Tourister and now have still have an imagination–sans the imaginary friends from Disney movies and cat eye glasses. They’ve been replaced by contacts and aviators.

It’s funny how life coincides, resides and decides–not by our intuition or volition, but by a blueprint, or perhaps newsprint, written in an age past, present and future. It is not a matter of finding the blueprints, as one would find a treasure, but chasing the clues to the treasure revealed with each phase of the master plan.

The master plan has led me back here after graduating from Baylor University. Sic’em Bears. I’m reading the newsprint — one day at a time. (That’s not me saying I read the BBC, although I do read their news stories daily).

Stop by, maybe we’ll have an Oishi green tea, jasmine tea or a Thai iced tea. I’m always up for coffee–if tea’s not your thing.

What’s the butterfly effect and why have I chosen that for my blog name? Here’s why.

17 responses to “there once was a girl

  1. Joe Thomas

    Tessa
    Hey hope you’re doing well. This is the first time I was ever on a blog, is that where I am? Pretty clueless here but keeping you in our prayers. A lady where I work read the article and she also goes to our church. She was a J-man a few years ago. She liked the article. Always nice to meet other brothers & sisters.
    Joe

  2. thaitessa

    Joe!

    Good to hear from you! I really enjoyed getting to know you this summer/fall. Thank you for your ministry.

    Thank you for your prayers- please stay in touch.

  3. john

    i picked up a hymnal tonight when i was in church and your pray card fell out and just thought i would let you know im praying for you and that your not alone philippians 2:13 “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” if you ever feel discouraged our just need another follower to talk to you can email me anytime johnawilson09@gmail.com

    • thaitessa

      John,

      Thank you so much John! You have no idea how much your comment meant to me. Thank you for your prayers–they are definitely felt. Today started out a little rough but God stepped in and the day ended well. It’s great to be reminded how even in the rough and frustrating days He is always there.

      Let me know if there is anyway I can be praying for you!

      Blessings!

      • john

        actually yes! im planning on going to Mali West Africa around may or june. Im going independently so things have been kind of rough so far and im getting kind of discouraged because i have to come up with my own support and sponsors…so if you could pray for progress in that it would be great!! thanks

        God bless

      • thaitessa

        I will definitely be praying. Please keep me updated!

  4. graci

    hey tessa

  5. TessaHey hope you’re doing well. This is the first time I was ever on a blog, is that where I am? Pretty clueless here but keeping you in our prayers. A lady where I work read the article and she also goes to our church. She was a J-man a few years ago. She liked the article. Always nice to meet other brothers & sisters.Joe
    +1

  6. thaitessa

    Hello! Thank you, I am doing very well. Just got back from vacation in Vietnam! It was a great time. Thank you for leaving a comment! What an honor to be your first comment. Thank you for your prayers, they mean so much! One prayer request I have is for travel. The next two months I will be traveling a lot. How are you doing? Thank you again for your prayers!

  7. LUCASSS

    Amiga! Que bueno que estés en Asia! ¿Estas haciendo algún tipo de trabajo misionero?
    Me gustaría saber!!
    ¿¿¿Conoces Myanmar???
    Que seas bendecidaaaaa!!!
    lucaspossetto@gmail.com

    • thaitessa

      Gracias amigo! I am sorry I don’t think I can respond fully in Spanish, sorry about that! I am a Christian and I am working here with a non-profit organization. I enjoy sharing Jesus with people. I do know about Myanmar, have you been? Thank you for your comment and encouragement!

  8. HI Tessa its Mackenzie your cousin i checked out your blog and its really cool.

  9. Oishi is The Best!
    Great blog, well done.

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