Along the Border.
I hope your day has been fantastic!
Jacques, I and Baby Seliscar are healthy, well and grateful to be here and wanted to share a brief update on what we’ve been up to.
As you may know, the focus of our trip is to help combat human trafficking, working through both methods of trafficking prevention and restoration of victims. This is an issue I’ve been interested in for several years and I hope to bring what I learn here to similar situations in Haiti.
At the start of our trip we worked a few days in an orphanage with children who were at risk of being trafficked. We then spent this past week along the Thai and Burmese border in villages where children and young women are often targeted for trafficking because they are poor, have little education and often don’t have an ID, so they can easily go unrecognised.
In these remote villages in Burma our team has been sharing about Jesus, teaching English, playing with kids, providing mosquito nets and medical supplies, and teaching healthcare. About 30 people came to the Lord, 2 were baptised, another 35 heard the gospel for the first time! The people of these villages have such open hearts but so few to disciple them. This is a reminder that the ‘harvest is plenty but the workers are few’!
Last night we had the opportunity to share with 6 village leaders about the issue of human trafficking and how they can help prevent it. They were thankful, and eager to share it with their villages and other village leaders.
Our next step is to help develop a few day course that can be used in schools and community groups, teaching people on the value of women, on the issue of trafficking and how it can be avoided.
Last night we crossed back over into Thailand, and Baby Seliscar is super excited to be eating Thai food again.
We are also thrilled to announce that Baby Seliscar is a boy! He’s been swimming around happily and coping well with all the travel.
Thank you so much for your support in us being here! Please let us know what is going on in your lives and how we can be supporting you or praying for you!
Emily and Jacques