MPCers gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand for their annual Professional Improvement Conference from February 12-18. Each year during Spring Festival, MPC teachers, administrators and friends enjoy the sunshine and warmth while worshipping and learning together. Counselor and author David Augsburger from southern California provided inspiration each morning while various teachers shared ideas on teaching, language learning and crossing cultures. A highlight was a visit to the Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace at Payap University where former MCC Asia Regional Director Joe Manickam is now the director. Of course good food provided the foundation for great conversation and fun times.