For Grace Orphanage in Kalaymyo, Myanmar, it was recently time celebrate! Their small city was having a cultural festival, and all of the children couldn’t wait to go. The festival celebrated the culture of the tribal Chin people—their own heritage—with songs and traditional food. I’m not sure what the name is of the food the children are eating in the photo below, but they called it a cultural bread. (They cook rice inside a bamboo stalk over a fire, then peel it back to eat it—yum!)
The Chin people turned to Christ over one hundred years ago when an American missionary brought the gospel to them. Since then, they have remained staunchly Christian (at least in name), despite pressure from their Burmese neighbors to return to Buddhism.
I’m happy to see the children celebrating in a way that helps them to identify with the ways of their own people.
On behalf of the orphans,