ChaDree

December 5, 2016
This is the last time I saw ChaDree

This is the last time I saw ChaDree

ChaDree died last Monday, November 7, 2017.  I was not in BYT that day, but was returning from America 86,000 feet up in the air traveling at 580mph.  Oh how I had wished to see him one more time!  May God be able to save him for heaven is my prayer.

I must write out what is on my heart because we have worked and struggled over ChaDree’s life and salvation more than any other person during our mission service in BYT.  His life has been monumental to us.

ALLOW ME TO REMINISCE:  It was 6 years ago, 2010 when I first met ChaDree.  We would visit his village, LaGlah, every other week to treat the sick.  He told me he had rectal bleeding.  After no other treatment would help him, I concluded that he must go to the hospital to be evaluated for cancer.  ChaDree was very impressed when we continued to walk to his village even during the rainy season, because it is quite a struggle to get there by foot carrying medicine.  He wondered how we could be so happy all the time, really care about the people, and give all the medicine for free.  He wanted to worship the God we served.  He was tired of going to the witch doctor all the time and giving him his cows, chickens, and pig for sacrifices to the devil, with no good results.

DEVIL STRINGS:  One day ChaDree invited us to his house to give worship.  To my amazement he asked us to cut all the devil strings off him and his family.  As the devil strings fell to the floor he made this unforgettable statement:  “Yesterday we worshipped the devil, today we worship God!”  My heart would sing with joy every time we visited him to explain more about God.  He seemed to have some kind of influence on others, and soon 4 families also wanted to worship God.  We visited his village often.  One time after a simple Bible study on Jesus second coming and heaven he said:  “I want to go there, but how can I get there if I don’t know the way?”  We assured him not to worry, because Jesus would take him!

TROUBLE:  One day while BletJhaw was gone and I was alone with a student, ChaDree’s son-in-law came to visit me in BYT.  He told me that ChaDree was sick.   He had not had a bowel movement for 2 weeks, and was suffering abdominal pain – could I come and help him!  I packed my bags immediately and headed to LaGlah village.  It was rainy season, making our walk up the mountains quite slow and laborious.  When we arrived to check him, I concluded that he seemed to have a blocked bowel!  This is very dangerous and life threatening.  An acute abdomen!  How could I get him out by myself with no truck or motorbike, just rain and mud everywhere?  The family called a friend who could meet us way up at the main highway, but we had a long way to walk.  How could ChaDree make it up there in his condition?  We were about to find out as he, his son-in-law, the student, and myself began to climb the mountain.  It took us 2 hours to climb that straight-up mountain.  Because of the rain and slippery mud we had to take our flip-flops off and struggle on.  If it was extremely difficult for me, what was it like for ChaDree?  I prayed for him all the way up as we all kept pulling leaches off our feet.  Finally we reached the summit.  As I looked down at my feet I saw so many leaches that they all looked like giant hairs waving up at me!  We began to walk down the other side on a terrible jungle road.  Finally a truck came along and took us the rest of the way out.  The student took a song tow back to the school and the 3 of us took a song tow to MaeSot, where ChaDree was admitted and expecting surgery the next morning. 

HOSPITAL #1:  In MaeSot I found a motel and returned to the hospital early the next morning, but saw that the doctor had already checked ChaDree and was finishing his rounds in that section.  As he walked past me to go to the next section of patients, I signaled to him and said, “Excuse me could you….”  But this doctor did not want to talk to me.  He was a very large man and he slammed into my chest with his elbow so hard, that it sent me headlong backwards and into the wall!  I was shocked and pained.  I looked at ChaDree who shot straight up from the bed, saying:  “I’m going home!”  I said, “That’s a good idea because if you go to surgery with this doctor, he might kill you!”

HOSPITAL #2:  Now what shall I do?  I prayed and soon found out that Maria, a missionary friend was going to Bangkok to take someone to the airport.  She was willing to take us to the SDA Mission Hospital.  This was a city of refuge for us, I thought. I was certain they would help us.   I was so happy and thankful for the transportation, but it was a long way and I became increasingly worried about ChaDree.  His pain had intensified, so I thought I should take him to the large hospital in TAK.  It was on our way, so we got dropped off there and soon were able to see the doctor.  He promptly told me that my patient must go to the larger hospital in Phisinulok and I would have to pay every bit of the hospital and surgery costs.  I did not have much money, so I called Maria, who in her sweetness, graciously turned around and came back to get us.

HOSPITAL #3:  It takes about 7 hours to get to Bangkok Mission hospital from TAK.  Oh how I prayed that we could get there in time.  I sort of know the American doctor there, because I have called him in the past when in difficult situations.  Now at last I sat at his desk – but I can hardly believe the words I am hearing. 

“No, we cannot do surgery on him here unless you pay the entire bill.  We have had to lay off some of the staff even – you need to take him to ChiangMai.” 

“B–b–but,” I stammer,   “I believe he has an emergencey – even a blocked bowel!”

“Sorry.”  Came the reply.

I implored my poor sweet friend Maria the next morning if she would please take us to the bus station because I need to go to Chiang Mai.

HOSPITAL #4:  We get on the early morning bus because it takes 9 or 10 hours by bus to get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok.  I wish you could have looked in on us.  ChaDree is filthy dirty and very sick.  He wears a shirt so dirty that you cannot determine what the original color had been.  It is torn and ragged.  He wears a lungee, (Man’s skirt).  Because of his physical condition, his bowels are leaking and a horrible smell exudes all around him.  Thai people are fastidiously tidy and clean.  They look with disgust at my patient and scramble away trying to find an empty seat as far away as possible.  I don’t look too good myself, as I have come immediately scrambling out of the jungle, to face the culture shock of city life.  Every time the bus would stop for breaks, ChaDree would go to the bathroom.  He would stay a very long time, until the bus started to pull away!  I had to call out:  “Wait, wait, please!” to the driver, then I would run into the building and yell into the men’s bathroom calling ChaDree to come out.  I felt so sorry for this man suffering and putting up with such pain and anxiety.  I would do whatever it takes to help him, if only somebody else felt the same way, but they were all only disgusted with him and his problem.  How does Jesus and all of heaven feel as they watch this dreadful scene?  This man is just as important to God as the king of Thailand.

I somehow managed to get ChaDree into the Maha-Rah training hospital in Chaing Mai.  We were placed in an outpatient department and told that we could not see the doctor until the morning because we were too late.  I was praying unceasingly for ChaDree.  How could he possibly wait so long?  Somehow the night passed – no sleep for me.  The next morning we wait in a crowded waiting room for our turn to see the doctor.  It takes hours.  Finally a doctor checked ChaDree and then said to me:  “You are in the wrong place.  You will have to pay all the money for him here.  You need to go to Omkoi hospital!”  I am appalled because Omkoi is 7 hours away in another direction and they don’t even do surgery!  So I tell the doctor that is impossible, could you please check my patient for a blocked bowel, I think he has an emergency!  This man was mean and told us to go wait in the waiting room.

I went to Social Services at this point because once before at this hospital they had paid the entire cost for a girl I had brought needing abdominal surgery.  However in that department I met with a different person who was cold as ice.  He said:   “You need to learn where to take patients, you can’t just go anywhere!”  I was crying at this time, but my biggest cry was to the Lord:  “Oh Lord You must please help us.  You know how to help ChaDree, You know I am doing my best!”  I feel totally helpless and alone, but God is love. God cares. He is my One and only best Friend in the world!

Finally we get in to see the doctor the second time.  This time he says he will order a KUB.  (Upright xray of the bowel).  If it is an emergency he will stay, if not he must go.  Fair enough I thought, and waited the results.  When the xray came back the doctor could not read it, so he called in another woman doctor who took one look at it and exclaimed:  “This is a blocked bowel!  This is an emergency!  Admit him!

“Thank you dear Lord!”

WAITING:  Poor ChaDree, even though he is admitted now, he does not get his surgery that day or the next.  Surgery is full.  He has to wait his turn.  Three days later he goes to surgery and receives a colostomy.  Later he will return to get the rectal cancer removed.  I take many long trips to this hospital with ChaDree for follow-ups.  After that second operation, he was told he needed lung surgery because of a spot on the lung.  I returned with him for that surgery, but when it came right up to the time of surgery he refused and we went home!  He said his friend had 3 surgeries and the 3rd time he died.

CHADREE’S LAST YEARS:  ChaDree lasted 6 more years – some days were good, some bad.  He reverted to opium, of which I could scarcely blame him to handle the pain and discomfort.  We came every week as much as possible to give him IV’s and encouragement from God’s word. We shared the wonderful words of life!  He seemed to understand and remember more of the truths of the Bible than others in his village.  I have prayed and pleaded with God for his salvation. I know that God understands where he has come from and can save him.  His will be done.

THE FUNERAL:  BletJhaw told me later that someone called him from BYT on November 7 when ChaDree died.  They needed him to come and do the funeral because he had asked for a Christian burial and nobody knew how.  BletJhaw had never done a funeral service before, but he studied and went.  He gave the people the hope of the final resurrection morning.   Some of the people wanted to do their own half-devil, half-Buddhist ceremony, but that was not allowed, unless they did it on their own in another place.  The people of LaGlah village are very stoical.  Nobody cried or showed any emotion.  I am so glad I was not there, because tears are coming to my eyes even now, as consider a valuable life ended and with it is the deciding factor of his eternal destiny. 

“Oh dear Lord, may I be faithful to bring your gospel to the people here while they are still living and while there is still a little window of time!  More earnestly I will work for You!  Thank you loving Lord.”

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Greetings

December 5, 2016

What warm greetings awaited me on my return from America – like only my Karen people of the jungle mountains can give!  I thought perhaps all the people would miss my medical care and the convenience of it – not me!  But O what a surprise!  – hugs, love and gifts!

God is so good to place me here.  He gives me more energy, zeal and earstness to do His work each day!

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Summary of my Furlough in America

November 9, 2016

Here are some of my appointments in America this year:

September 2-4: Three presentations for FaithCamp East held at
Laurelbrook Academy

September 24: Sermon in Apison TN SDA Church
Sabbath evening program 7p.m. Apison SDA
Church

October 1: Sermon at EastRidge SDA church

October 8: Sabbath School at Floral Crest SDA church
Georgia

October 8:  Presentation at Garden Plaza, Oolteway TN

October 14: Question an Answer program, Garden Plaza

October 25: Presentation at Misty Meadows Elementary GA

October 29: Sermon at a Karen Church in Chapel Hill, N.
Carolina

November 5: Sermon at Village Chapel, McDonnald TN
I was hoping I could bring a Karen worker back with me to BYT this time, as we wanted BletJhaw to continue studying the Thai language, however nobody was found to be available.

I also really want my people in the jungles to see that there are other SDAs who are excited about obeying the 10 commandments and are getting ready for heaven besides BletJhaw and I! I felt that after 6 years the people were ready for evangelistic meetings.

Pastor Jimmy Shwe at Chapel Hill N. Carolina, invited me to preach in his Karen church October 29. He is a church planting consultant for the North American Division and involved in Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries. This was truly a divine appointment!  This energetic, earnest worker for God is a successful church planter, and has started many schools and SDA churches along the Thai and Burma border, and now also in America! I was so privileged to stay in his house and get to know him and his lovely family. We discussed the needs in BYT and I asked him if he could come and do an evangelistic series in BYT. He has agreed to do this, busy as he is,
and I am overjoyed at the plans we laid for December 7, 2017!  My heart is overflowing with thankfulness to God!
This is a photo of pastor Jimmy and his family.

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I have found so much support from the American people during this furlough! I am so thankful for their companionship and prayers! My heart is overflowing with joy as I return to Thailand to resume my work, knowing that God will continue to do great things for the Karen people in the mountains!

Thank you for your continued prayers!

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Sad but wonderful!

August 18, 2016

Today is Monday, August 15 – a sad sad day for me! You see it is the last day for us to be in BYT before I go to America. I have preached my last sermon, we have gone to all the villages we possibly can to give our last worship and encourage the people to please remember Jesus! Today we will hike to MeDeLeGwee village where the people never seem to remember any of our worship talks about God! It is a long ways away and it is raining. However I am so happy to get to see these people one last time. I am also happy because I have rubber boots instead of flip flops. They have better traction, and you don’t mind slushing through all the mud and water, but they are too big for me, even with large socks.

Our back packs feel heavy as we start out, but the rain is slowing down. We go through the flat rice paddy and then head straight up the mountain.

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It is so very steep, and the ground being this wet is more slippery than ice.

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The pathway splits in 2 different directions, confusing us, because it wasn’t like this last time we came. We chose the wrong way, and ended up needlessly climbing another huge mountain.

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Things did not look right – we have lost our way! After several more wrong turns on the jungle pathways, we found out that we were going halfway to MooDooKey village!

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(So far out of our way). Neither of us have watches, so we had no idea how long we walked, but our shoulders, backs, and legs told us that we went a really long way!

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At one point during the walk out, I walked into a big mud bog which suctioned onto my feet and I walked right out of my large boots! Now my walk is exceptionally uncomfortable!

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Praise the Lord. It was all worth it and more!

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Even though it is a small village, we were able to have worship in 2 different homes after treating the patients! I told the creation story with the small pictures from ‘My Bible First’ If you could only have been present to see the people enthralled by the pictures, and struggling to understand the whole thing. Then to watch them fold their hands, bow their heads, still trying to understand the prayer. I know God can bring understanding and bless these people during our absence.

The walk home was much quicker because we made no wrong turns and it is mostly downhill, even though it is too straight-down for comfort! Nothing comfortable about this walk in the mud and in the rain!

We didn’t have much time to clean up and get ready for our Monday night Bible study at DuPe’s house. I am wondering in my heart, if these people will miss me as much as I will miss them. My heart is indeed heavy I am wondering if all they will miss is the convenient medical care –but – away with these thoughts, because tonight I will tell the crucifixion story, and tell them at the end that Jesus still feels the pain when we disobey him. It was a lovely group of people tonight! Even BeeHtu and his wife came and many others. The Holy Spirit took control of that meeting and I am sure hearts were touched. I know my heart was even more touched as DuPe and his wife held onto my hands for the group photo afterwards, and they hugged and hugged me, crying on my neck, saying how much they will miss me. I was so surprised and so elated because this tells me they are hungering and thirsting after Jesus. He is the One that has given them this love!

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After this study another man asked us to go to his house. He wanted us to do a worship for them too! What a blessing! Some of the others came also. Even though we have struggled all day in the mud and rain, and feel very tired, my heart is singing. I know that it is God’s will for me to go to America at this time, therefore I know He will take care of my dear mountain people until we meet again!

It is late when we sleep, but we must leave at the crack of dawn – the first leg of my journey to America!  This story next.

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Gone Crazy

August 2, 2016

 

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Someone has just had a very close brush with death. His name is QueeDee, a BYT man – we know him well. He is 36 years old and he has gone crazy. But why?

Sabbath morning, July 23, BletJhaw went through the village of BYT and felt something was not right. People were on the pathway going this way and that. Tragedy was in the air. There was an ominous sense that something had gone terribly wrong. What was it? What happened?

That evening we found out that QueeDee had taken an overdose of the dreadful “Horse medicine!” The people in all the villages have this drug. When taken in small doses it gives them super human strength and enduring energy. They can work all day and all night and not get weary. When too much is taken, or combined with drinking and opium, this drug becomes fatal or ‘fries the brain,’ giving life-time disabilities. We know people who have become terminally crazy.

QueeDee had mixed alcohol, opium and horse medicine on that fateful Friday night. He had experienced a sudden explosive reaction and taken off racing through the jungle, naked, and in a mad, frenzied attempt to commit suicide. Some men in the village tried to grab him and stop him, but he was much too strong for their combined efforts. He ran so fast nobody could possibly stop him. He hung himself on 2 different trees in the jungle that night, but miraculously and providentially the trees were both young and bent under his weight – he did not die!

QueeDee is still alive. He came back home that Sabbath morning. Late Monday night he came to our house asking for sleeping medicine. He had not slept a wink since this episode. He was nervous, jerky and only half dressed. He looked horrible I studied his face, it was haggard the lines deepened, his skin dry, and eyes glassy. I asked questions but could not tell how this had effected his mind. I do not have sleeping medicine, but I have direct access to the God of Heaven who is alone able to dispel the demons of darkness and free a person from the iron grip of the enemy of souls, giving peace and joy in return. My mind went to the lovely story of the 2 demoniacs in the land of the Gadarenes in Mark chapter 5. Those 2 men had over 6000 demons in them, but with a word from Jesus they all went instantly into the pigs.

God has saved QueeDee’s life so that he can have another chance to find Jesus.

Oh that all my people of the mountains would be set free by Jesus, their bad habits disappearing with the pigs! Oh that they may be found, sitting and clothed and in their right minds at Jesus feet, rejoicing in a brand new life that only He can give. Oh that they would then go back to their villages and tell how great things God hath done for them!!!

This is my prayer today!

Won’t you please pray for QueeDee?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bright Light in the Darkness!

July 7, 2016

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There have been a lot of disheartening things going on lately. The devil has so many things sliding backwards. I even asked the Lord one day if He was indicting for me to change my location to another village – what did He want me to do – keep pressing on through the dark, stormy night?  Never-the-less, the Lord has His hand on me and I will not be discouraged I will not loose courage and my faith will not grow dim because His precious hand is on me! Encouragement came – a cup of blessing that He held to my lips!

It was Sabbath night. A lady, LaCher, came to see us from GeGhah village: “Please come and take my husband, DeeTee to the hospital. He has a lot of pain in his leg. Oh do come with the truck right now!” BletJhaw and I looked at each other. It has been raining, the pathways are mud, slime, very steep and it is dark. Some places have broken away right into the river. We do not know the true condition of this man until we see him. Sometimes it is no where near as bad as the people say, but sometimes it is much much worse. We decided we would take the motorbike early in the morning.

The man was indeed in extreme pain. I felt so sorry for him and determined after examination that he should be taken out for x-rays – probably a herniated disc from working on his house, hope it doesn’t rupture. Now we return home to get the truck. This was no small job we were tackling. The roads were worse because rainy season had begun, and the way the truck has to go is way further than the motorbike. It has to go in a huge circle all the way around just to get to GeGhah. It will take us 5 hours to get him to the hospital. I am so proud of BletJhaw, he is willing to drive even though the rain is coming and in our minds eye we can just see those dangerous areas and our hearts are shrinking from them!

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Finally we’re loaded and go. The whole trip and hospital visit was what you might call a nightmare and very wearing. However we were glad that we had helped the people.

Two weeks later, LaCher came to us again. Her husband is doing a little better, but this time she said they wanted us to come and have a worship in their home. They had heard the prayers and listened to what we said about our Living God during the time we spent together and wanted to know more!! That day was sweeter than all the dark days put together! I told the gospel story very simply and why we worship the true, living God in heaven. These people sincerely listened. LaCher brought scissors and asked us to please cut off their devil strings. They wanted to change and learn how to worship this true, living God in heaven.

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All the devil trinkets and Buddha idols were taken down and thrown away!

All the devil trinkets and Buddha idols were taken down and thrown away!

Please pray for them as we will begin Bible studies in their home as often as we can.

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” Isaiah 9:2

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Where is Home for You?

July 6, 2016

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My real home is in BYT, but I feel like I really am not truly at home anywhere. There are no family members, no life-long friends, nobody to share my deepest thoughts and feelings with.  I am the only American in all my villages here.  I have laid my head down to sleep in so many different places since living in Thailand, that I couldn’t possibly count them all. Usually I am alone. Many times I have felt lonely and very homeless, but this world is not my home, I really don’t need to feel at home here. I am just passing through. Every time I have sadly reflected on the reality of my ‘ alone-ness’ the Lord has personally come to me!  He puts His arms around me and whispers into my ear. One time He said:

“I shall shortly see you and we shall speak face to face!!” 3John 14

Yet another time He said:

“I am your strong habitation, whereunto you may continually resort.” Psalm 71.

Instantly I am right at home – so at peace and filled with joy. How can I feel homeless or alone?  This is Jesus speaking to me personally!  I am right at home with Him!
Another time He came to me in a song by Christian Burdahl:

Though you are homeless, though you’re alone. I will be your home!
Whatever’s the matter, whatever’s been done, I will be your home!

Chorus:
I will be your home. I will be your home!
In this fearful fallen place. I will be your home!

Time reaches fulness when I move My hand. I will bring you home!
Home to your own place in a beautiful land. I will bring you home!

We are all really going home soon my friends. Let’s just look forward to that home more each day. All the people around us are our family. God is giving us precious little time right now to help them get ready to live with us forever! Let’s not just settle down comfortably in our own homes with our own family and our own friends and ignore the lost around us. Go and work more earnestly than ever before. Even if no one goes with you.  Your homelessness only will bring you more family in heaven!

So the question is:  Where is home for you?
Answer:  Anywhere is home, as long as you are in the center of His will.

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DayPaw

June 10, 2016

So this is AhTee’s little 2 year old Sister.

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The dirt just poured off of her.  This is her second scrubbing.

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I am so in love with all the children.  Especially the dirtiest and the saddest ones.

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I am treating her for sores around her mouth. As you can see she always has her little fingers in her mouth.

Thanks to the American people who have sent me children’s clothes!  Take a good look because the clean body and new clothes will not last over 1-2 hours at the most.

This little family pictured in the last post are a big problem.  BletJhaw’s wife was taking care of AhTee, 6 yrs old, but found that he was not respecting her.  He used bad language and did not respond to her discipline.  He sometimes kicked and bit Jonathan.  It was too much for TharaMu WahNeePaw to handle.

In addition to this, AhTee’s grampa is angry that we took AhTee.  He is like a socerer.  He made the comment:

“Seven day people always take our children and do bad things to them.”

People say he can do super-human things like put a curse on someone or even cause them to die.  He said threatening things to other people about what he will do to BletJhaw, like:  “I’m going to meet him on the side of the road.”

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This is a picture of AhTee with his grampa in 2015

With heavy hearts we returned AhTee to his parents who are still roaming all over the place looking for work so they can buy opium.  The village people are not happy to see them coming because they steal many things to sell for opium.  They just stole DJ’s fire wood and sold it before he could do anything about it.

Because of his time with TharaMu WahNeePaw, AhTee can now take his own bath, say a little prayer for his food and sing a little song.  How does heaven view the helpless condition of the little children here in the mountains?  What chance do they have of growing up to know the true God?  How can we help them live a better life?

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FaceBook- BletJhaw

May 16, 2016

(If you do Facebook, please ask BletJhaw to be your friend.  He is posting lovely things and would like to include you in his friends.  I am going to put his latest post here for you:)

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“This is my new son, his name is Ah Tee. We just adopted him yesterday. I know him long time ago but my wife saw him just five days ago and had a great compassion on him. He has 11 years old, older brother and 2 years old younger sister.His parents are still alive but they are so addicted to opium they can’t care their children. They try to quit using opium for many times but it didn’t last very long. They work very hard for others people so they can earn a little bit of money to buy opium. In the meantime three children are wondering around helpless and hopeless, filthy dirty and knowing not when they will have to eat. They are not Adventist so they have no idea about eternal life with Jesus in heaven. So we decided to help Ah Tee to find Jesus. We cut out the devil string and started to take care of him and introduce him to Jesus.

Devil strings cut off!

Devil strings cut off!

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I’m really thanks God for my son Jonathan he really nice to his new brother.

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I pray that Ah Tee real family will know the Living God and change theirs life and also pray for us too. Ah Tee will be 6 years old on July 15.”

 

(BletJhaw’s family was able to spend a whole week with us in BYT.  During that time, we cared for this little family.  BletJhaw’s wife, WaNeePaw, fell in love with the 6 year old. I am so happy that this one boy has a chance to learn about God!)

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The mother and siblings

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Dry, Dry, Dry

May 16, 2016

 

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“Send some rain. Would You send some rain?
‘Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again.
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade.
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud,
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down.
Surely You can see we’re thirsty and afraid.
But maybe not, not today. Maybe You’ll provide in other ways.
And if that’s the case – we’ll give thanks to You, with gratitude,
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face,
– if You never send us rain.”

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This is the first stanza of a beautiful song sung by the Nebblet family about trusting God under all circumstances. Very applicable here right now as we are in a severe drought. Usually it rains one time in April, but not this year. It has not been this scorching hot and dry in 20 years.
Though I love dry roads to drive on, and dread the impossible roads in rain and mud, but now I am praying my very first prayer for rain. My usual prayer is: “Oh Lord please don’t let it rain until we get home” etc. But now, villages all around us are suffering – they have no water including ourselves. We bathe and wash our clothes in the river, but it is a greatly diminishing river.

Usually a big, rushing, rapid, river.

Usually a big, rushing, rapid, river.

We can ALWAY praise the Lord!  Just when we needed it the most, my good friend, Dr. Elizabeth gave us 12 simple water filter units that were donated to her.  We are giving them out and use one ourselves, as the water is very dirty.

Dr. Elizabeth and the water filters

Dr. Elizabeth and the water filters

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PeeWah and her new water filter!

Along with the stifeling heat comes thick smoke from burning the rice fields and the mountainsides this time of year.  Billows of dust fly around when driving on roads with 6 inches of powder.
Because of this many babies are suffering from asthma and pneumonia.

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May Jesus come soon!

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