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Rev. David Horton

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We are sad to announce that one of our long-term supporters and emeritus board member Rev. David Horton passed away. David Horton is a retired American Baptist minister and denominational worker living with his wife, Mary, in Arizona. He became interested in the ministry of Friends of Burma when attending a Bible class that Neil taught. David has visited Burma on two (1999 and 2007) different occasions. He has worked to get sponsors and support for orphans in six different facilities. Securing medical supplies and equipment for the KBC Hospital (aka clinic) has been one of his high priorities. May he rest in peace!

Long Bio:
David E. Horton of The Terraces in Phoenix, Arizona died April 7, 2020. Born December 10, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Thomas E. (Ed) and Bernice M. (Bair) Horton, he served God and others faithfully throughout his life.

Dave grew up in Fort Wayne, graduating from Northside High School in 1949 and Fort Wayne Business College two years later. He served in the U.…

Women Empowerment Program's Self-help Group Report from Naw Paw Gaw

Mission Campaign Presentation -- Kawthoolei Karen Baptist Bible School and College

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Mission Campaign - Kawthoolei Karen Baptist Bible School and College

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From Mary Wood:

I want to begin this report by saying that as students provided this first report of mission campaign to me all I did was cry. Their mission campaign during the month of December is humbling to me. The amount of care and compassion that they provided to 13 villages amazes me beyond belief. During their travels, they managed to travel by truck, foot, boat and tractor. What 75 dollars can do in one month for a group of traveling students to Karen State in Myanmar only God can fathom.

If you ever wondered how you can do ministry from your life in USA, consider giving 75 dollars to a mission campaign group this Christmas during sweet December. Your money will send students to do the work you want to do but you will not ever be able to do for yourself. The students will do, in their capacity, the work of God in your place. Their love is packed full of determination and commitment to do the will of God with a smile and a greeting. These students go into places in Burma where…

Distributing Mosquito Nets in Ye Baw Thet Village and Lel Byin Su Village

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As told by our friend in Burma:

Ye Baw Thet village is in Hmawbi township. The church was founded in 1918. Rev. Thein Oo is the Pastor, and the church has about 170 members according to the record. Unlike the other villages, the villagers live separately in their own paddy fields, but they come to church on Sundays. The village has no electricity. In raining season water is everywhere. They have to build a bamboo bridge to go place to place. Most of the villagers work in the fields.




I went there with my brother-in-law. He was happy to help me. First, I brought 30 nets, but when I knew they were going to host visitors in the coming summer youth conference, I added 20 more to give them. Because it was a wet land, it was a heaven for mosquitoes. As soon as we were home my brother took 20 nets, and went back to the village again. It was about 30-minutes drive. 







The Pastor was away. His wife and the leader of the women group helped me distributing the nets. Some families have more than s…

Mosquito Nets Distribution in Flooded Areas in Burma

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Friends of Burma distributed 220 mosquito nets to Mon Baptist Convention and Karen Baptist Convention with the help of Myanmar Baptist Convention.

Karen Baptist ConventionKyite Ma Yaw (Karen Baptist Convention): 30 mosquito netsKya Inn Seik Kyi: 50 mosquito netsHpa An: 100 mosquito netsMon Baptist ConventionYe: 40 mosquito nets