Today we visited the Midwife and Rock Quarry villages. That is not their real names, just what we call them in order to better remember them. At the Midwife village there was a Christian midwife that allowed us to use her home for the first program presentation, thus the name Midwife village. At the Rock Quarry village there was quarry where little children were climbing out of a steep embankment carrying a heavy load of mud in order to make bricks, thus the name Rock Quarry village.
The Midwife village had approximately 20 people present, mostly children and teenage girls. Our resource center coordinator, Zarni lives and works out this facility. He is a young Christian man that is very much interested in helping the people of this village even though he is not from it. What is interesting, a middle aged man was with the children at the beginning of our program. As we began our program, he raised his hand and started to ask us questions about God. It was apparent that he was Buddhist and very much interested in our Christian faith. After answering some of his questions for a few minutes, we took him outside, and Gilbert and I began to witness to him while the program continued inside. Gilbert will be following-up with him to see how he is doing and if he has any further questions.
When we arrived at the Rock Quarry village there were only 5 or 6 people present. As we were about to begin people started coming, eventually we had over 60 people. We currently don’t have a resource center or a resource center coordinator at this village, but are looking diligently for both. In speaking to this group they were very much interested in having a resource center and said they would most definitely support it. This village was very involved in our program, probably one the most involved we had so far.
The day was hot and humid, not the best environment to work in, particularly with air conditioning, but the team worked through it. They thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with all the wonderful people from the two villages.
Please pray the man from the Rock Quarry village that he may come to know the Lord. Pray for renewed energy and protection for the team as near the end of another week. Pray for the wonderful people of Myanmar.