Ok, maybe it doesn't save lives. But it is pretty amazing. Because this past Sunday, because it was Mother's Day, I got to Skype with AJ in Thailand! It was midnight for us and noon for him, but we were able to talk for about an hour. It was really funny watching all the Thai kids walk by in the background and stop to stare at his screen, haha.
AJ is doing really well! His Thai is very good and after having several native speaking companions in a row, his English is even a little rusty. He had to consult his companion a couple times for the correct English word and even responded to us a couple times automatically in Thai, before realizing he needed to switch languages.
Man, I love that kid. I'm grateful we got to talk and bummed we don't get to talk again til Christmas :(