Dear Friends, Greetings from Thai Burma border. After giving CDE
(Community Dental Evangelism) Training, our team went to two refugee
camps. It was adventure mission trip, passing many mountain ranges,
curving and dusty road and bamboo home to stay and felt the life style
UMPIANG REFUGEE CAMP
After driving three hours from Maesot (8 hours from Chiangmai), we
arrived Umpiang refugee camp. There are about 50,000 Refugees at this
camp. About one thousand houses were burned on February 24, 2012 in
two hours as they built bamboo homes with thatch roof closely. We
arrived there the next day and encouraged them as they were hopeless,
helpless and great despair. They need emergency help to rebuild bamboo
NUPOE REFUGEE CAMP
After driving five hours from Maesot (11 hours from Chiangmai), we
arrived Nupoe refugee camp. Nupoe camp is located S.W. Thailand and
close to Burma. There are about 30,000 Refugees at this camp. The most
refugees are Karen people and very poor, working outside of the camp
to survive. They get 60 Bahts (US$ 2) a day if Thai land Lord has jobs
in the farm. They do not get jobs daily.
WHY THEY FEAR TO GO BACK?
1. Their homes were totally burnt and animals were killed by military.
2. Their farms and rice field were took over by military.
3. There are land mines around the village, jungles.
4. They need great help to start all over again. (Clean land mines,
Lawyers and NGO’s who speaks for refugees to get back lands, rice
fields from soldiers. Capitals for rehabilitation. Rebuild schools,
TEACHING AND PREACHING
I taught LIFE GOAL FROM NEHEMIAH’S LEADERSHIP. My friend Mike taught
Basic Christian Doctrine, Faith, PRAYER, THE WORD OF GOD. We also
preached every night. The Refugees and friends are well encouraged by
our visit and feeding them both physical and spiritual food.
FEEDING THE HUNGERS.
The Refugees are very weak, bad nutrition, and pale. We wanted to feed
them and just one meal a day. They could eat four plates. So we
bought a Pig and feed them the next day. We wanted to feed them as
much as we can, but our resources are limited. Thank God for His
provision for daily bread for the hopeless brothers.
TRIALS OF NEW CONVERTS.
13 young students from Buddhist Hostel (DORM) accepted Jesus Christ
and come to the Church every Sunday. They go back their Dorm at 6:00
PM and miss dinner. They are hungry at night. We were very sorry to
hear this new and we went there to give them some food. The parents
of these young converts are very angry to hear that their children
become Christian. Some parents want to take them back by stopping them
for studying. And some parents told them not to come back home. Pray
for these young converts as they face many trials.
1. FOOD FOR THE HUNGERS …..
2. CHURCH BUILDING AT NUPOE CAMP.
3. FUNDS FOR SEEDS, BREEDING CHICKEN, AND DUCK ….
4. Medicines, Clothes, soap, Detergent, toothpaste, Shoes, Blankets…
5. WELL FOR THE REFUGEE.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of
the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matt. 25: 40.
May God continue to bless you all as you care Little Ones in Christ.