While in Mandalay, we gained an overview of the Buddhist culture from the early 1700s to the present.Our most significant experience was visiting the site of the prison where Judson was held captive w...Read More »
Our time spent in Bagan the last few days has been very profitable. We were able to get great footage of a number of the significant landmarks in the area. There were nearly 3000 pagodas within a few ...Read More »
Today's journey has been an exciting one. Last night (July 13) we departed Yangon on an overnight bus for Mandalay, where we arrived this morning at 3AM. From Mandalay we hired a taxi to take us t...Read More »
The Schwedagon Pagoda is the tallest stupa in Burma and is also the one of the main pilgrimage sites of Buddhists today. Our team visited the pagoda at night and were able to capture several impressiv...Read More »
The Lord has blessed our team with an opportunity to preach His word in Yangon through the gracious invitation of our guide Naing Thang. Please continue to pray for God's blessing on the next stage of...Read More »
Today each of the Burma team members were asked to give an exhortation of encouragement to the group of students at Naing Thang's seminary.
Kevin spoke on Psalm 8 and Romans 8 relating the work and...Read More »
We arrived safely in Yangon yesterday at 11:30 am and were greeted by Naing Thang who is to be our guide for our stay in the area the next couple of days. He immediately hailed a taxi and took us to c...Read More »
Our expedition team has embarked on the first leg of the journey! The Minnesota group arrived in Los Angeles yesterday and boarded the flight to Yangon last night. Our Texan group was unable to make a connecting flight due to weather and is delayed in departure for two days. We will travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday morning to board a flight to Yangon the same night.
Our travels will take us through many varying locations. We will visit the former capital city of Yangon, traverse the bustling market atmosphere of Mandalay, explore the desert ruins of Bagan, take a rigorous trek up the tallest volcano in the flood plain, and visit the secluded villages of the Karen.
I write this with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord! Last week we requested prayer for several logistical concerns relating to our mission and also that we may reach our funding goal. Gratefully, we are able to report that the Lord has been gracious in blessing our endeavors. Please join us in prayers of thankfulness for His loving kindness and also for the continued blessing of this expedition.