After arriving in the city of Taunggyi on May 24, we checked into our hotel and went straight to the children’s home which was nearby. We did our VBS program again, and all the kids loved it. It is such a great honor to be able to do this for them, and to also to get to know them a little bit, take some pictures, etc. They are all extremely nice and friendly. Pa Ling is the House-Father of the home in Taunggyi. When we went and did the VBS program, it was the 2 month anniversary of when he was married to his wife. Seth reminded him in the van not to forget to say something to his wife when they got there. He remembered, but we found out that his wife had actually forgotten their anniversary! We all had a good laugh. It was a great day and we all had a great time with the kids 🙂
The next day, May 25, We spent most of the whole day at a huge lake called “Inle Lake” (It was closer to the size of a small ocean than a lake.) We saw many traditional Myanmar fishermen on the lake, and also some interesting houses. People build their homes on stilts and live right next to, or in the lake itself. We visited a lot of very interesting shops; A hand-weaving shop that makes clothes and bags and scarves from silk, cotton, and the fiber from the Lotus Flower that lives in Inle Lake. We also visited a store that makes silver jewelry, and also a blacksmith shop where they make and sell knives, swords, axes, hammers and so on. Wow. One of the best days of my life so far. We were also blessed to be able to see a tribe of people called the “Kayan” who are famous for the metal rings which they wear on their necks that make their necks stretched and longer. Pa Kep told me that the original reason they did this was to protect themselves against tiger attacks, as the tiger teeth could not puncture through the metal if they were attacked. They were very nice and friendly people. I was truly honored to see them and shake their hands.
Today, we fly to Shan State, and will be visiting another kids home. There are five (5) homes left to visit. Before leaving though, we visited a local market right down the street from the hotel this morning in Taunggyi. It was very interesting, and they had many exotic and interesting foods we had never seen before.
Please continue to pray for all of us as we continue to travel and share the good news of Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for everyone’s prayers, and also everyone on my team who I get to spend this time with. I am thankful for all of them. God is so good, and continues to provide abundantly for us and the people in Seth’s ministry, InBetterHands. I will update the blog again soon hopefully, if we are able to get a good internet connection in the next city.
God bless! Thank you to all!