Distributing Mosquito Nets in Ye Baw Thet Village and Lel Byin Su Village
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 seven members so I gave two nets to them. The pastor's wife said, "We were blessed, It is not easy for some family to buy the net. They sleep in their old, dirty and smell nets. When visitors come, they have problem. It is the right time getting the nets. We thank all of you very much." The pastor says thanks to all of us by phone too.
After distributing the nets, we drank water at pastor's house. We had tea and Lapet Thote (pickled tea). My brother-in-law said, "I am glad even though I can not help people with my own money. I am happy to be a part of this donation. You can call me when ever you need me."
Tea and Pickled Tea.
For the people in USA they may not think about mosquito nets seriously but for the people who live in Myanmar, it is essential. For some it is very expensive.
Thank you so much for your valuable gifts.