A Picture Worth 1,001 Words

Picture of leprosy-inflicted patient
31Jan

A Picture Worth 1,001 Words

"Tell us again why you want to take our picture," insisted sister Wang, in disbelief. Pastor Paul Fang patiently repeated his request: “We want to give a large-sized framed portrait to you." "Normally we don’t get to see our pictures,” came her hesitant reply. “Most of the time we don’t want to see them anyway.”

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Child in Guatemala with cerebral palsy
29Jan

More Than Able

Children with disabilities are especially close to my heart. My Aunt Elizabeth was born with cerebral palsy. Blessed with a brilliant brain, she is currently attending college in her 40s. But she is living life in a wheelchair, and it is often difficult for others to understand when she speaks.

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Picture of child forced to be in orphanage
17Jan

No One Tried to Help Us

“No one tried to help us,” lamented Khaw Leng Ting, a young mother who lives in rural Myanmar. Just a few months after joyfully giving birth to Mawia, her third child, tragedy struck—her husband died of malaria. Adding to that tragedy, her relatives didn’t offer her any support. Instead, they encouraged Khaw to send her children to an orphanage. After struggling for four years to keep her family together, Khaw felt she had no choice but to send her three children to a nearby orphanage in 2006.

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Human Trafficking & Slavery Ministry Team in Myanmar
11Jan

Shan Noodles & Other Things

We’re here in beautiful Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State. Because of its location nestled on top of a ridge 5,000 or so feet above sea level the climate is quite nice—low 70s in the day, mid-40s at night—even though we’re in the tropics. Today our partner took us to a local outdoor-type restaurant where 6 of us ate our fill for around $3.25 each.

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Picture of Vintage WWII Bridge in Myanmar
09Jan

53 Bridges

Is it worth it? Sometimes we ask ourselves that question. The answer is again a resounding YES. We’ve flown half-way around the world to help protect women and children from human trafficking and slavery. And to reach the remote places where some of the most vulnerable people live, we then had to drive for many hours.

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Picture of Farming God's Way training
02Jan

Only the Beginning

I hope you’ll forgive me—and I know you will (because Christians forgive)! My previous blog wasn’t actually my final blog. I’ve reserved what is most important for this blog, which will be my final blog from Malawi.

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