Ben & Nin Nin

Mom, Scott, Jaimie, and I went to Myanmar! Jaimie and I had to leave the country after six months. We couldn’t think of a better place to go than to Myanmar, to visit our awesome friends Judah and Khaw.

While we were there, all four of us spoke at a full day seminar and met so many wonderful people. Judah took us around to different church families’ homes, and Jaimie and I were able to spend time with friends we met last time and share in their successes of life. It was incredible to hear and see what God is doing in Myanmar.

After a few days, we said goodbye to Mom and Scott. Jaimie and I, along with Judah, grabbed a cab and took a long drive to Jung Byaw. (the spelling has been changed a bit). We checked into the nicest hotel in the area, fit with a mosquito net and one TV channel for only $12.00/ night.  Judah went a little more economical at $3.00/night, but his room shared a community bathroom. One thing for sure, Jaimie and I were all for the new experiences!

As we went to and fro in Jung Byaw meeting church members, we started to attract the eye of bypassers and a crowd started to follow us and whisper at a distance. Judah told us it was the first time they have seen white skinned people, and they wanted to touch us. Jaimie and I shook everyone’s hand and tickled their children before being invited inside for a classic Burmese dinner.

At dinner is when I learned that you can, in fact, eat fish bones.  I had real trouble with this and they told me that I ate fish like a baby.  I snapped back, “What baby is eating fish bones?”  They quickly pointed to their 2-year-old child, enjoying dinner. Figures. Haha!

After spending a night and day in Jung Byaw seeing the new church that donors and supporters helped build, we headed back to the orphanage to spend our last few days.

We had such a great time in Myanmar and on our return, I thought it best to begin writing a book. Jaimie and I will fill the book with many more incredible details of life abroad from an American mindset. An online blog just can’t do it justice…so stay tuned!

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