Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wayne's trip to Myanmar

Wayne just got back from a faculty trip to Myanmar, the country which used to be known as "Burma".

Who speaks good news in this land where wild elephants and the occasional tiger still roam in old forests, where the average wage for an educated teacher is rumored to be in the $35 USD a month range, where tropical downpours conspire with a heavy handed police presence to keep people isolated and careful, very careful of what they say and do and teach.

In this beautiful country, Wayne and his colleagues were able to visit small pockets of Christians who are living out Jesus' teaching to be like yeast mixed with flour, which works invisibly to perfume the whole house with the promise of good bread for the children, the old grandparents, and the hungry guests to eat.

"What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough." -- Jesus speaking in Luke 13:20-21

A big thank you to Wayne's German colleague, Dr. Jan Depner, for most of these great photos.

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