America Schedule

Beloved family and friends!

Soon I will be boarding a plane for America God willing.  Reality has not struck me yet, as I am still water-soaked and mud-soaked in the jungle!

Here is my schedule in America as I understand it up to this point!
1.  July 11-15   FaithCamp West, Spangle/UCA, WA
2.  July 21        Eurika SDA church MT
3.  July 28        Sabbath School, Collegedale SDA church TN
4.  August 4     Watertown NY district meeting – 2 presentations
5.  August 8     Midweek program New York
6.  August 11    Curch service North Creek NewYork
7.  August 12-19  Sarasota FLA – time with my son, Bradley
8.  August 28    OPEN
9.  September 1  East Ridge church service
I would love to see you in any of these locations, or let me know if you would like me to come to your church.
God bless you till we meet again!
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Near Death Experience

Thank you for your prayers everybody!  They really saved our lives!  The devil had to take a couple more good kicks at us coming home from MaeSot Thursday taking the lady home that had cataract surgery, and her daughter.  Thought we were really going over the edge.  If it were not for our Holy Angels and your prayers, we would not be here to tell the story.  I know God is not finished with us yet in this place!  At one point we all walked and BletJhaw drove up a steep narrow grade where there is no room to slide sideways because of the steep cannon on the right and the bank on the left.  I was outrageously dangerous! At many other places it was a nerve wracking, impossible, uphill mess of deep ruts, open chasms, oozing mud, and steep ravines that met our weary gaze!  We were too tense and no time to take a photo in the rain.

I grabbed my cellphone and saw I had service.  I quickly texted a friend I met in the Philippines who had told me to let him know my prayer requests and he would pray.  I said:  “Please pray now, we are in terrible trouble on these roads.” I had no idea if he got it just then or not, but I do know that many people routinely pray for us.  Thank you so much dear friends you really make a difference!

When you’re really in trouble there is no time to take a picture.

Underneath, the wet loose dirt brings the cement road down with it. Very narrow and dangerous!


Now we have safely made our last trip out with the truck this season!  The next thing you will be hearing about is motorbike stories!

All this is difficult, but you know it says in RH Nov. 19, 1895:  “God scatters His blessings all along our pathway to brighten our heavenward journey!”

This is so true because blessings far outweigh the trouble. I wouldn’t trade it for anything when I see the people eagerly listening to the Bible story!!  Look at their faces! Oh what joy!


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DahBlet is the girl we are sending through nursing school at AUP (Adventist University of the Philippines).  She is finishing her 2nd year of nursing there, and had just failed the final exam.  She of course was under a lot of stress, but was able to attend PYC with me.  I wanted her to have a quiet place to study and also attend some of the meetings and prayer groups for a spiritual boost.  I noticed that she had slipped from her morning devotions. She was able to attend some meetings but did not feel like part of the group and remained stressed over up-coming exams. She must take 3 exams as soon as she returned, and receive at least 90% in order to continue in AUP!  I understand her fear.  After PYC, we prayed together and parted company in Manila.  The next day she took those tests and passed them all!  Now she will do summer school and enter her 3rd year!  She had told God that if she passed those tests she would promise to pray and read her Bible every day!  We are rejoicing in the Lord!!
She is a dear girl, who has come straight out of the jungles of Burma, who’s mother tried to kill her by taking poison when she was 2 months pregnant, but DahBlet did not die!  She has a story to tell which should be written in a book!  She has visited me 3 times in BYT, and wants to copy me by being a nurse and doing the same work that I do, only in her own village and surrounding villages in Myanmar.
Miraculously we got her into nursing school at AUP, But as usual, the devil hated it.  During that first year her Mother died, later the Burmese attacked and burned her village, torturing some of the people and putting the rest in a Burmese refugee camp, including her entire family, with rotten rice and filthy water.  During her breaks, she wants to visit her family, but it is very dangerous.  Many times she has been saved from the violent ruthless soldiers.  Buddhism and worship of the monks are brutally enforced or you die!
She is the most courageous and brave girl I know.  She had to get a passport and visa and take her first airplane ride to a brand new place and enroll in the University that teaches in the English language.  She has learned English mostly on her own with a dictionary and talking to as many people as possible, and yet has gotten into her 3rd year of nursing by God’s grace.   I know God has great plans for her life.
I could tell you more, but like I said, it needs to be written up by a journalist who can inspire others about what God can do.
Please pray for this girl as she is pulled by the devil in all directions, but persists in giving God her heart and her life!

DahBlet is on the right

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“Each Step I Take”


“Each step I take, the Saviour goes before me!”                                                            

And with His loving hand, He leads the way!

And with each step, I whisper, “I adore Thee!”

I am safe when He is by my side!

 Today was an incredible day. Once again Mrs. White’s statement came true for us!

Often, our plans fail so that God’s plans for us might succeed!”

We had our medical bags all packed ready to walk to LaGlah village in the rain.  This past week and a half has been one huge rainstorm – rivers are flooded, trees are down in the road along with huge landslides making travel impossible – even on foot, but with our backpacks we are ready to try!

Before breakfast a man came asking us to come to GeGhah and see his aunt who had fallen the day before and is in great pain.  Because of the landslides he told us we couldn’t use the motorbike.  We told him we would finish eating and then be on our way.

We very soon discovered that the way to this village had become very difficult due to enormous landslides, sometimes causing your feet to get stuck in the oozing sucking mud, and other times climbing up in the jungle, around the fallen trees!  I couldn’t begin to tell you how difficult it was!  All along the way the rain would stop and start – pour and pause.

This is the actual road I’m walking on. The only difference is that the mountain came down.

Just a quick glance at my patient, told me she had a hip fracture.  Her left leg was drawn up shorter than the right and rotated outward. She was in severe pain and could not move.  She had slipped on wet concrete the day before and fallen hard against that left hip. She is quite heavy.

Now, how to get her out when the roads leading out of GeGhah were full of landslides and fallen trees. The road out of BYT, however, had been cleared yesterday, so the people asked us if they could get her to BYT, would we drive her to MeDooGlow in our truck?  We will do our best!  For us to drive out of BYT we must cross the river 3 times.   The first 2 crossings have no bridge.  Up until today the water in the river was way too high and furious for us to drive through, but we will try today!  Our angels excel in strength and they are always on our side!

Sure enough, shortly after we returned home, here the people come, carrying the poor lady in a blanket that was securely fastened to a bamboo pole.  I am amazed at how strong they are to carry her all that way through all the landslides and in the jungle around fallen trees. She was placed in the backseat of our truck, suffering greatly.  I felt so sorry for her.

It was an amazing trip we took in our black Toyota truck.  Turning sideways down steep ravines and twisting through the water, through the mud, and through the rain, to the small clinic in MDG, but a poor hurting lady was brought to where she received help.  They put her in the ambulance and took her to Omkoi for x-rays, then on to the large hospital in ChiangMai for surgery.

It was an amazing day of hiking and driving.  We praise God that He made a way for us to bring her the help she so desperately needed! These people are Buddhist, but we pray they will see the only true God in us!

Here is such encouragement from heaven for our weary souls!!

“God reaches hearts through the relief of physical suffering.  A seed of truth  is dropped into the mind and is watered by God.  Much patience may be required before this seed shows signs of life, but at last it springs up, and bears fruit unto Eternal Life!  MAR 185.7


…Each step I take just leads me closer home!

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Devastation of Roads and Rivers!

“What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? “   June 12, 2018


His benefits toward me are enormous!


Coming away from PYC last Sunday, I was constantly thanking the Lord for sending me there.  He knows just what I need and just what everyone else needs.  However I received 10 times more blessing than those youth got from me!    They call older women, like me, “Mom.”  I think that is so wonderful because that makes all of them my children, and if they are all my children, then they must know how much I love them each one!  They touched my heart as never before, and gave me so much joy and encouragement. How I miss them all and hold them in a very special place in my heart.  I can still hear those young people pray and sing like the angels sing in that big prayer room!  How I miss united prayer every morning with Gem Castor, as we were brought right up into the throne room of God together!


Coming away from that mountaintop experience we dove to BYT and right into the valley of difficulty!  Rainy season in BYT Mountains has hit us instantaneously and with a vengeance. Driving rain is incessantly beating down upon us here in these mountains for over one week now.  We are not ready to give up the truck yet because we took a lady, ThuCah, to MaeSot for cataract surgery last week and now we need to bring her back for a recheck.    Also I have not stocked up with medicine and food supplies to last us through the rainy season.  We are praying to be able to drive the truck out and back in one more time.


Today part of the mountain slid down upon our house in the back, filling the ditch and starting to enter the back door!   We have been fighting with the mountainside and shoveling mud and water all day in an effort to stop the flood of water, and mud threatening our house!  When we finally finished moving the mud, lo and behold more of the bank broke loose and slid upon our house again!   We began the process all over again.  We have been soaking wet for hours, and covered head to toe with mud!


Our gravity water flow to our house also filled with mud and then stopped entirely.  Our drinking water, which is filtered through a small portable cylinder, is a little brown and hard to drink!

Thankfully we can now drink clear good rainwater!  Later we had to go and clean out the large tank, on the hillside, which is supposed to bring water to our house.  However the problem is further up the mountain at the water source – perhaps a landslide.  No water for now. I really do not want to bathe in this muddy river!


And still the downpour continues!  The sweet little river that flows gently over the rocks has become a monster, rising up to reach the flimsy footbridges.  The angry water is dragging huge tree trunks with great force and speed through the turbulent currant.

We drove the motorbike to WST for our usual worship at BeKee’s house last night.  Our worship was cut short because of the deafening roar of the wind and rain! Even with raincoats on we were soaking wet and timid to cross the river twice by motorbike on the small footbridges.  Now we know we cannot cross this river with our truck.  It would easily flip over in the depth and force of this currant.

Many large trees have fallen across the roads making it impossible for even motorbikes to get around.  Also landslides have totally covered the roads in places as well so it seems we cannot go anywhere for a very long time!  Thank you Kelly Bolton of NY and friends, who have supplied us with good food for the rainy season, and for Elani and Brendon Dodd who brought it to us! We will not starve!  THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!

We pray that ThuCah will suffer no bad effects for missing her follow-up appointment in MaeSot hospital. We pray that more than the restoration of her physical eyesight, that her spiritual eyesight may be opened to receive the “Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ!”  This is our earnest prayer!





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PYC (Philippine Youth for Christ) 2018

Here is a feeble effort to relate my experiences at PYC (Philippine Youth for Christ).
It was a quick turn-around for sure!  I had declined the invitation to speak at PYC last year and this year.  But after I said, “No,”  God said, “Yes,”  and I found myself hurrying through the doors that He had opened for me!
I needed to renew my passport because to enter the Philippines a US passport needs to be valid for 6 months and mine was one week short. Receiving my renewed passport in less than a week is definitely a miracle, because it had to be mailed to USA, processed, and sent back.  That just doesn’t happen.  But as I thought back on it, I believe the man who spoke to me at window #1, was an angel.  He had heard me ask the lady when my passport would be back and that I was flying to the Philippines in less than 2 weeks.  He stuck his head around the corner saying,
“I am not from here, I am from somewhere else, but I can assure you that your passport will be here by June 22.”
His voice was marvelous and the passport was back in less than one week!  They told me when I picked it up that they were very surprised, this was very unusual!
When God sends you on a mission, you know that great things are in store!!
There were over 1000 youth in the small town of Iloilo Philippines.  The town is messy and the streets under construction all the time. Those youth had no proper place to stay, but slept in offices and any spare space.  They seemed to all be dedicated to God.  We met for united prayer every morning at 5 a.m.  You should hear them pray, thankfulness, confession, intercession, commitment and praise!!  Someone would break out in singing a song or chorus that applied to someone’s prayer, and all joined in singing.  They sounded like a choir of  holy angels!  I was so so blessed.
The break-out sessions were held in the morning and afternoon.  There were several of them and the people chose which one they wanted to attend.  Mine was in the afternoon, and I was astonished at the turn out.  The room was quite large but people had to squeeze in and press forward until I was standing against the wall,  Many were turned away.
Thursday was outreach day and they all split up into small groups.  Some gave out literature and sang at the mall, others did children’s programs, visited the sick in the hospitals, orchestra concert and testimonies in the park, health expo, and I was involved in the medical outreach to a community, teaching the 8 natural laws of health.  We did massage and met a lot of wonderful people who really enjoyed receiving a massage.

Got to ride in the Philippine jeepny

Massage group

This is our entire medical outreach team

Next we also sang for a little terminally sick boy in ICU.  I said a special prayer for him.  His family was so appreciative and touched by our words of encouragement and cheer, as they had been there for over 2 weeks. I was so privileged to be included in the young people’s group that day.
That evening after outreach my voice suddenly went out.  I could not speak!  It was as if the devil just snatched out my vocal cords!  I still had one and a half hours Friday to speak and one hour with everyone in the main hall on Sabbath morning.  I prayed:  “Oh dear Lord, if you just give me my voice back for one and a half hours tomorrow and one hour on Sabbath I don’t mind to loose my voice the rest of the time!”
Friday I was able to do my break-out with no problem.  As soon as I sat down afterward, however, my voice went out completely!  Praise the Lord.  On Sabbath morning I woke up not able to even make a squeak with my voice!  I messaged Jon Wood and asked him if he could do SS.  He only replied, “I will pray for you.” I really wanted to reach everyone with the message God had given me, but it was such a foreboding concern when there were over 1000 people ready to hear my stories and now I had no voice! Many people came to pray with me that morning.  Just before my time to go up a group of us prayed.  I walked out before all those marvelous youth and opened my mouth the speak!  By God’s wonderful grace, and the help of a good microphone I was able to speak to that huge crowd of people for over an hour!  I finished with prayer and as soon as I said “Amen” I felt a huge tickle in my throat, making me totally unable to stop coughing, and my voice went out as if you just turned off the light switch!  I cannot put into words the greatness of our God!  He says to Satan:  “Thus far and no farther!”
All the speakers were wonderful, godly and talented. They are all excellent speakers with inspiring presentations.  We grew close to each other.  It was so inspirational to meet them each one. I would have loved to hear everyones message, but that was impossible.

These are the group of speakers.

I will never forget these youth.  They are so loving, so thankful, and so teachable.  After every program they came in groups or singularly and took pictures with me.  At times I could not move from my place, for maybe an hour, so many of them waiting for a picture.  By Sabbath evening we had a farewell time when all the speakers and leaders stood on the platform and then all the delegates crowded around them and on the floor level for pictures.  After that I had so many photographs with so many people, I must have had over 500 photos taken in all!

This picture shows the speakers and most of the youth

Sunday morning we met for prayer from 4a.m. through 7a.m.  The room was packed with youth praising God and asking for continued strength as they went back to their schools or place of work.  There were many nurses, doctors, dentists and other professionals also humbly seeking God!  Songs of praise and thankfulness were offered. They gave their all to Jesus that morning.  Then they put all the speakers on a circle of chairs in the middle of the room and all the delegates gathered around.  They placed their hands on us and had special specific prayers for us all.  I was moved to tears at the love and earnestness of those prayers for BletJhaw and myself.  This was followed by more photos and such a crowd of people around me waiting for a photo, an autograph, a note in their Bibles, and a good-bye hug.  Tears fell down their cheeks and mine to as we said goodbye to each other!  They are so dear!  I will never be the same again – so touched by the love, sincerity, compassion and prayers of so many young people.
Every speaker was assigned care-givers.  These people were to show us where to go, calling the van to drive us,  help us get our food on time, carry our things etc.  I had two girls that helped me with the break-out sessions, what a blessing, they helped me in every way possible.  We became so bonded, that tears fell freely as we said goodbye to each other.  It was so hard for us to leave each other!  I will never forget you – I love you so much!
I had a 14 year old boy help me to the main sessions morning and evening.  I will never forget him! His name is Neigell.  He was absolutely wonderful.  I called him my guardian angel!  He really touched my heart.  One time we were all in the meeting when I really needed water for my throat.  He ran all the way back in the heat to the cooking place and brought me water, then fanned me throughout the entire program.  We walked, we talked and we prayed together.  He would always find me in a crowd, small as I am, and escort me back to the motel, or call a van.  Friday night when I could not speak, I skipped supper because I needed to pray about the Sabbath presentation.   He was concerned about that and brought me some delicious soup. He gave me a foretaste of heaven.  His mother was the main cook.  The food was delicious and all vegan Philippine style.
So as you can see I have been blessed beyond words.  My need for human companionship and love has been filled to overflowing and I have been brought further into the loving heart of Jesus.  It is with joy that I pick up my work here in BYT, to share with my beloved jungle people more about their wonderful Savior.
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Elephants Elephants!

They just don’t leave us alone over here!

Last week we were doubly warned not to travel in the early morning or evening hours, as the elephants were a big problem. The head man of our village put out a strong warning also because two of them had just destroyed two large trucks and broken down one wooden wall of a house.

We travel right through that place constantly.  In fact the very next day we had to take a lady to the hospital and go the long way around, which is very dangerous.  We passed several piles of elephant dung.  The lady was afraid, she said she could smell the elephant.  I never caught their sent, but I know we were very close to danger. Next trip out we passed 7 piles of elephant dung, but did not meet the brutish beasts!

Next we were trying to get to BlaGlow village by motorbike with medicine and lo and behold we were following 2 wild elephants and a baby.


The fresh tracks in the dust told us the story!  We could not carry on – that would be suicide.  The next day we heard that a man in that village heard loud noises in the middle of the night and went out to investigate.  I don’t know how far away from his house he went, but it was a wild elephant and it charged him.  The man fled for his life and barely made it into his house.

Recently several elephants made their hangout in and around LaGlah village.  Every evening they would walk through or around the village.  One night an older lady who lived in a small hut by herself, became nervous and decided she would go to her son’s house on the other side of the village and sleep there.  She is quite deaf and did not hear the people yelling at her because an elephant was following her!  She never knew it until they told her the next morning.

PaJew and his family heard noises outside their bamboo hut in the middle of the night.  They peered out to see a very large elephant walk around their house.  He rubbed up against the side of the house, causing terror to the people inside.  Then he walked away through their vegetable garden eating their banana trees and bananas on his way!

We really have no cause to fear because God always has protected us and He will not stop now!  Some of the villagers have noticed that we travel a lot during dangerous times, and they tell us that they know we pray and that is why we have not run into the elephants they notice that God is protecting us!

Please pray for all the village people.

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During the very first week of April I told BletJhaw to please forget my Birthday this year because:

  1.  His parents are visiting from Burma.  (He hasn’t seen his Father for 3 years, His Mother for 2 years).  The reason being that it is dangerous for them to travel in Burma. They cannot enter Thailand without a great risk.
  2. They have no real home to call their own.  At present they are living with his wife’s aunt in a location near where his oldest son, Jonathan will go to school.
  3. We are very busy in BYT and struggling with many things.
  4. I am too old anyway!

His only comment had been:  “Well that will be hard to do.”

I said no more, but come my Birthday time, BletJhaw took the truck out by himself to buy supplies.  That is unusual.  I saw him pile the food up in the house.  Because my Birthday was on Sabbath, he secretly told the people at church that it was my Birthday and they would have a meal together after church that day!  Well, I preached a sermon titled, “Finishing the Race.”  I was delighted at the presence of God, and the enormous crowd of people attending.  Afterwards we all went under the church where it was shady and breezy and BletJhaw served wonderful food that he had prepared all by himself!!  He served almost 70 people!!  I think that is super incredible.  They sang Happy Birthday and many people gave me gifts of hand made Karen bags, shirts and skirts.  Even hand written notes by some who had children who had learned to write!  I was so blessed!  After that BletJhaw said we had to go to his family, they were expecting us.  We drove all the way out and there was a Birthday surprise of cake and food and a pastor to do a special worship in my honor!

So you can conclude that BletJhaw does not listen to me, or heed my advice at all!  You can also conclude that he really cares and appreciates me and I am so blessed beyond words!  Furthermore everyone in BYT knows when my Birthday is now, so here come 2 youth that we have sponsored through school at ChiangMai Adventist Academy!  They each one are carrying a gift!

Look what it is!!

Isn’t it beautiful?  Hand made with love from those 2 families.  This missionary’s heart is so warmed!

Things are not always easy here – it’s a hard road at times, but what God told Mrs White to write is so true:

“When He, (Christ), gives us a bitter draught to drink, He also holds a cup of Blessing to our lips.”  2SM 270.3

We really have no hardships at all when you think of this!  —

“Can we look upon Him whom our sins have pierced and not be willing also to drink of the cup of humiliation?  Our sins mingled the bitter cup which He removed from our lips and drank Himself, that in its place He might put to our lips the cup of blessing!”  HP 36.3

Oh, Lord, You are the giver of all good gifts and I love You so much!


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Sudden Rain!


We have 2 Philippine girls with us for 4 days this week.  We have sure put them through a lot because it has been busy.  On the first day we went to NeLeeGwee village to treat the sick and teach them about God, the next day did not go as planned we had to make an emergency trip all the way to Omkoi with a 28 year old BYT girl, ChiYe.  She is a very close friend and new church member.  I had taken her to Omkoi 8 days before and the doctor ruled out cardiac disease and lung disease, so he thought it was thyroid.  However she went into a crisis this morning with severe chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness  and fainting spells – hence the emergency trip to Omkoi, (My worst favorite place to go)!  The winding, rotten road seems to go on forever!  They could not find out her problem so she was taken on to a larger hospital in ChiangMai.  Now we wait anxiously and prayerfully for news about her.

The next day, (Friday), was already scheduled to take 2 ladies to Meta hospital for cataract surgery.  Once in a while an Ophthalmologist surgeon comes to this small hospital and can do simple surgeries there.  We had high hopes that these ladies could receive their eyesight again.  What joy that would be!  We had 2 other patients that day also.  So the Philippine girls, BletJhaw and I, plus a caretaker for the cataract ladies, and 4 patients equals 9 people in all on this trip.
We were in the midst of a sea of people at Meta that day.
 The 2 ladies were checked and indeed needed surgery, but because of the huge number of people needing surgery, they were referred to MaeSot hospital one month later.  After seven hours in that hospital we are ready to go home.  We all piled in the truck to return to BYT.
Surprise! A thunderstorm struck after we hit the shortcut!  This shortcut is extremely dangerous when wet.  BLetJhaw struggled at the wheel.  At one time we went sideways down the slope and almost hit a fallen tree. Thankfully it could have blocked us from going down the cliff!  We could not make it any further and had to leave the truck and walk a long way home in a torrential downpour.  I felt so sorry for the 2 ladies who could not see well.  One lady could hardly walk on the flat surface of the hospital.  When she had been checked she could not even tell if the man had 1-2-or 3 fingers in front of her face, let alone down all these steep hills in the mud and rain, plus it had become very cold. Torrents of water was exploding down the steep grades with great force.  Our feet fought with the water and were slipping and sliding in all directions.  Everyone made it home finally, praise the Lord.
One of our visitors preached the sermon the next day.
 They both had a good spirit and put up with all the hardships without complaint!   I don’t think they will forget the experiences they had in the jungle mountains last week!
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Privileges in Hardships

Every season here is harsh – the bitter cold of November through January, the stifling heat of March through May.  The dreadful rains of June through October!

It is 112 degrees today, the dust is choking us and the smoke is burning our eyes.  Sure glad we have strong lungs, even if I am clearing my throat all the time!  However, many patients young and old do not handle this well.  I have used up all my Salbutamol for the nebulizer treatments.  The floor in our house is covered with fresh black soot/ashes every day.  We drove the truck out and barely made it because the fires had gone over the road.  Yesterday we would not have made it through those fires. I was told that our shock-ups under the truck will blow up if they get too hot!  We have to be careful. In some places you can barely see past the next corner the smoke is so thick!

Many mountainsides or naked as the people clear more and more areas to grow their rice.

Fires burn here in Thailand every year, but this year it seems to me like the entire country is burning up.  It is very dry here.  All along the main highway fires have been started from people’s cigarettes.  We can tell the government is trying to stop it, but they cannot.  Fires are roaring up into the jungle, but unlike America, it does not kill the trees.  Even if the leaves are all burned off, the rainy season will bring that tree back to perfect life again.

Even with all the heat, dust, and smoke, I personally like this hot season much better than the cold season! …..And all the seasons are total bliss compared to the rainy season!

But listen to this!!

“When the Light of the world passes by, privileges appear in all hardships.”  CH 26.3   (You will fall in love with God and leap out to work for Him when you read this entire chapter:  “The Outlook.”)


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