I wrote this report three days after coming back from the Bago Yoma trip. There were ten people on the trip including three pastors from Tharawady Mission Association, one lady from the Karen Environmental Caring Organization, Kyaw Htet Lynn, who is the cameraman, Hay Thar, my uncle, my father, my wife, and myself. We rode the Bago Yoma’s mini-truck offered by Dr. Hanson Chen during the trip.
Sin Zwe Village
Sin Zwe Village, one of the villages in Bago Yoma, is the mission field included under Tharawady Mission Association. We traveled by car, by boat, by cart, and on foot to get to the village. It took over six hours from Tharawady Township to Sin Zwe Village. It was a tedious and time consuming journey because of the mountainous and rugged land. In the rainy season, it would be very hard to travel because of the mud everywhere. It makes the business and traveling hard during this time. The roads are just not good enough to maneuver during the rainy s…
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!
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.…