This is a message from Dr. David Sum and missionary Ron White. Dr. Sum and Ron White have worked together in Myanmar for many years. Ron White helped Dr. Sum’s work by establishing a Bible college to train the young men and women of Myanmar in the ministry of the Gospel.
“Dear Jan Milton and Dr. White, Pray that you are well. As the need was urgent we could not wait the fund but hoping that it would be reaching us soon, on Saturday (12th September) we went to Tran Pin Gone village. This area is one of the worst flooded areas. It is more than 160 miles away from Yangon. As it is rural area the road is so bad. We started at 3:00am and arrived the village at 10:30am and arrived back to Yangon at 10:30pm.
This village is a big village. There are 500 houses and 70 families are liberal Baptist Christian and the rest are Buddhists. When the government helped recently this village the Christians didn’t get the help. As they requested us we helped this time the Christian families only.
We helped 70 bags of rice, 70 dozens of exercise books, 20 dozens of ballpoint pens, 50 Burmese Bibles and 100 gospel booklets.
As there is no road inside the village we parked our truck at the edge of the village and unloaded the rice bags there. And we went on foot for half an hour to the church. We distributed the exercise books and ballpoint pens to the school children, the gospel booklets to each family. We shared the gospel to them and how the help came from and to them. Two old ladies shared their grateful heart in tears, the pastor said thank you words and then we went back to Yangon.
Note-I: When they requested us to help them one of their requests was drilling wells. But as we discussed with the local authority and the pastor they said, when there was flood almost all the well became useless. They need to dig a new one again and again. What they request now is purifying water machine. They said, if they could have the machine they will be able to use even dirty waters also. So, I am inquiring the machine and the price and how can be used in rural areas.
Note-II: Regarding school supplies, Caung Gone township schools have been flooded and some school are still closed. They are badly in need of help for the school children as well as the school….
The expenses were:
Ks. 300,000. The expenses for two people who went two days ahead to the nearest town called Hin Tharah to prepare rice bags, truck hire.
Rice 70 bags x 32000= 2,240,000.
Exercise books 70 dozens x 4200= 294,000
Ballpoint pens 20 doz x 3600 = 72,000
Food & drinks 94,500
Truck rent 154,000 (one
rice bag transport fare 2200Ks)
Forerunners expenses 300,000
I attached some snap shots of the photos. This is the fourth time that we have done relief work this time. Every time we spent around $2500 to 3000. Thank you very much again for your great helps, Love, David”
The needs are great, but our God is greater.
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