the Vernon Journal

Serving the Kingdom in Southeast Asia

Journey Notes Updates

Here is a quick update to our Journey Notes while we are in town:

Tomorrow Mi Shui returns to the hospital for a check-up on her broken arm. We are hoping things have healed well and a new cast will be all she needs. If she needs surgery we will update again in the next day or so.

A Wa did not return to the deaf school in Chiang Rai. We are unsure as to the specifics of why (it is difficult to communicate with him) but about a month ago his father was arrested for smoking opium. His father is a pillar in the community and since his arrest A Wa has been struggling against his mom. This might be a cumulation of those feelings. We picked up his paperwork from the deaf school and will try to get him into school in Mae Salong. Please remember this family in your prayers.

We did bring two other children to school in Chiang Mai. The first is a girl from an Akha Village in Mae Salong. The other is a young boy from an Akha Village in WiangPapao. Both are handicapped and there is a special needs school there for them.

Sorry to be so factual - we'll get you some more fun stories as soon as we can - but we wanted to keep you all in the loop.

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