Dear Dr. Neil, Diana, and FOB Donors, We would like to thank you and the FOB donors for your kind and generous donations that have made a difference in the life of many poor families and individuals in Myanmar. Even before the current crisis, Myanmar was one of the poorest countries in the world. Needless to say, the poor people have become poorer and depended on the generous donation from people like you for survival and hope. Whenever we received donations from FOB donors like you, we bought bags of rice (and bottles of oil which we cannot do at this time because of the rising prices of cooking oil and others) and distributed them to the more needy families and individuals. This time, we went to the outskirts of Yangon and gave away some bags of rice to the needy there. Since they unexpectedly received bags of rice when they could hardly put food on their tables (many don't even have tables for food), your donation gave them hope for a better future. Literally, donations like you
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 i
Sayama Nang Thu Zar Mon from Myanmar Baptist Convention said that 100 mosquito nets from Friends of Burma were donated to Internally Displaced People from Rakhine State at the Helgu IDP Camp. There were over 800 people at the camp. They also donated rice, medicines and other household things from Myanmar Baptist Convention, International Myanmar Baptist Fellowship and individual donors.