This morning, we only had a short motorcycle ride on a narrow path to the tiny village of Ngai Zam (pronounced Ny-zawm), where Heaven’s Family has made $100 loans to 17 of the 21 families there. All of them have purchased piglets which they intend to sell for a profit after a year of fattening them up.
As we made our way to the chief’s house to meet with the village elders, I asked about a large tree I had heard about, upon which their ancestors used to hang the heads of their slain enemies. So they took me to it, and I shot the photo below of the village children standing by the tree trunk so you could have some perspective of how large it is. I told the elders how glad I was that their ancestors received the gospel, which didn’t arrive in Ngai Zam until 1937.
After visiting Ngai Zam, we started our rest-of-the-day motorcycle ride out of Chin State and back to the town of Kalaymyo. There we assist 15 orphanages, and I’ve got lots of meetings with orphanage directors over the next two days to take care of business with them. Then I’ll be flying to Yangon, where Heaven’s Family is helping 23 more orphanages, for meetings with orphanage directors and other ministry partners. So I’m going to make this my last blog, as my next few days will be full of not-as-exciting activities. Below I’ve added a few more photos that I thought would interest you. Thanks for joining me on this journey!