A Day in LaGlah

Today is February 12 and we are going to LaGlah.  It always seems too long since we have been to any village.  I just want to stay in every one all the time in order to be more help to them!

We start out on the shortcut path uphill to the pagoda.  The bulldozer has just come down this way and made a fine road out of it!  This is incredible because in the 5 plus years I have been here, this has never happened!  Now we step onto freshly plowed soil!  What a road! This means 2.5 hours to drive to Meta now instead of 5, but we cannot come this way yet because of the concrete on the other side of the pagoda.

This indeed is a beautiful sight - a bulldozer putting a road in right here.

This indeed is a beautiful sight – a bulldozer putting a road in right here.

The people in the surrounding villages don’t like it because they think the roads are being improved so that the soldiers can come in and stamp out opium! Personally that sounds great to me!  The only bad thing is that sometimes they have orders to shoot on the spot.  Two men have already died that way.

This way is very seriously steep for us on foot or wheels.

This way is very seriously steep for us on foot or wheels.

It is really beautiful in places

It is also really beautiful in this spot

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Entering the village

 

Entering ChaDree's house

Entering ChaDree’s house

ChaDree is enjoying his grandchildren, but a word from his son-in-law makes us sad.  He asked us for all the pictures that we have taken of ChaDree so they can remember him after he dies.

ChaDree is enjoying his grandchildren.  Could God be in the process of healing him?  He seems surprisingly well considering he should have died from cancer 3 years ago!

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We enjoy the grandchildren also

This is the girl we built a house for and took care of her sick Mother and Father Just like NawJe, she is so full of thankfulness and said:  "I don't have anything I can give you.  I can just make you this skirt

This is the girl we built a house for and took care of her sick Mother and Father
Just like NawJe, she is so full of thankfulness and said: “I don’t have anything I can give you.  This is all I can do.”  She gave me this beautiful knee (Skirt) that she had made.

Here is the opium queen.  Today she has wistfulness in her eyes.  She stays for worship and seems to hang on every word!  Oh dear Lord how I love her! Please help and bless her!

Here is the opium queen. Today she has wistfulness in her eyes. She stays for worship and seems to hang on every word! Oh dear Lord how I love her! Please help and bless her!

So many villages Lord, so many people in sickness, distress, ignorance and sin

So many villages Lord, so many people in sickness, distress, ignorance and sin

Won’t you please pray for them?

 

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