last day before we head home

Laos. Snake whiskey. A quick cross into Burma. Elephants and longboats. It’s been a full day and a half. We stepped into Laos today, a first for me. The team were a bit confronted I think by the kids who met our boat as we came up to the pontoon. They were bedraggled and grubby and helpful and then they were begging. Even with a framework for aid and devlopment and a steady sense of what I think about supporting child begging I find it hard- and so did the team. It seems so wrong that children be caught in the middle of poverty and their capacities so managed by the adults in their world.
The afternoon was a whole different world. We went to see the two sites that Rod and Sue have been working on. Then we called through their house! I was thrilled on every count. They are amazing people (they would hate to know I wrote that) and doing a terrific job. Their home is lovely and a fine place to stay for anyone wanting to come out and help…..
We all went out to dinner tonight and then most of the team hit the night markets…. Tomorrow we will meet again to debrief over breakfast and then head to the airport. We look forward to talking to all of you about our time over here and hope you can join us next year, or Rod and Sue earlier.
We know you may be thrilled or may be bored at the thought of all our chatter and our photos, but we hope you will take the time to listen to our hearts to hear what God has been doing in and through us and those we have been with for the last week and a half.
Lots of love and thanks for following and for your prayers and comments


2 Responses to last day before we head home

  1. elain says:

    safe journey!

  2. Michael says:

    I think it has been brilliant that the team members wanted to go and participate in this work, enlarge their own horizons and their hearts. From what I can see, the work has been an amazing success – so much done, such hard work: a great accomplishment. And it seems you all had way too much fun along the way! I am hoping everyone’s hearts were touched by the experience, and especially by the relationships with the Thai people, and seeing Burma and Laos!

    Bless you all and look forward to seeing you at the airport tonight!

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