yes, that is where and what i have been doing. i was spending 6 days visiting a few karen villages. the first part, i was with a compassion team from australia. the second part, i was with the youth group from church. the drive to each destination was windy and bumpy. but i loved it all – the sharp cold air that has the smell of burning timber in it, the endless view of mountain ranges, the unpaved dirt road, the ride in the back of trucks with hair wind-swept, the food that has pork as a major part and the communion with people whose hearts are as big as the sky.
so i would like to take you with me to the places and people i care about. there were times when i thought of comfort and conveniences of the city (and oh! how glad i was to be able to let the cold shower rinse through my dirty hair and body on the day i came home) but for most of the time i relished the experiences and was learning as much as i could about the traditional karen lifestyle.