Our Akha Homecoming

This has been a very enjoyable homecoming to the village. Sure, we have some rats again and all of our snacks were eaten by some Akha boys with too much time on their hands, but it is so good to see our Akha family again.
Especially nice has been the chance to spend some time with the current Pastor / intern. With our traveling and his schedule and responsibilities we haven't seen a lot of each other since he started in May. Last night we were able to spend some good time with him, just sitting around talking over the delicassy of the season - corn on the cob.
There is something wonderful about village life. Time moves differently here. Right now, sitting in our bamboo hut listening to the kids on the salah outside chatting about their treasures from the Saturday morning market, I'm struck by how far removed we are from the rest of the world, the wars in the Middle East, even from the political issues in Thailand. It reminds us that this Akha village is where our hearts are, and though we are often pulled and distracted by many good things that require much of our attention and time, this is where we feel most at home.

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