Well it’s been a fun few days. Saturday we went up and visited P’Batha’s work among the Red Lahu. It has to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s quite a drive to get there, and it used to be only a dirt (mud in the rainy season) road. They’ve paved random parts in the last few years, so it’s not as bumpy. Only bummer is the paved road is not big enough for two cars and it drops off next to the road. So you can’t pull over. Gotta love Thailand.
The kids are so beautiful and fun! We went on a little “stroll” through the property (aka jungle trek) to see all the things they have planted. They’ve done an amazing job! There was tea, mangoes, papaya, lime, veggies, pineapple and much more.
Pray for the Red Lahu. There is a lot of drug trafficking through that area and a lot of addiction and abuse. They need Jesus to bring healing, restoration and hope!
Sunday we worshipped in P’Jala and P’Leahs new village. It was his first Sunday as the pastor. It was so sweet! He is a man who has been anointed by God to share the good news, and he does it with such passion. Mulch and I were privileged to be there. We shared a yummy meal afterwards, of course with bamboo worms (mmm), and then sat and had tea.
We also made it out to the night bazaar. It was just as we had remembered. We wandered a bit and then ate a whole bag of mulchs favorite food in the world, pah tong goh, and then a banana roti.
We took the staff out to lunch today and feasted at a traditional Northern Thai restaurant. Probably won’t have to eat for the rest of the trip. We love the staff so much!! Then Mulch, Ron and I drove up to P’Ardizones work with Yao kids. Him and his wife are so sweet, and they have two beautiful girls of their own. After visiting them we went on a drive into some Akha and Yao villages. It was crazy! No paved road again. It was really beautiful; right on a river so everything was lush and green and healthy looking. Makes you wonder how much effort it took for the first missionaries to get out to these villages 100 years ago.
We are leaving tomorrow, so please pray for God’s grace over our travels and just for a sweet rest of our time here. We are really going to miss everyone.