Sinte & Leslie

On Thursday, we returned safely from the border area to Chiang Mai and all is well. We had a wonderful meal on Friday with Saw Eh Kuh Lu Moo’s family. It was great to spend some time laughing and praying with our wonderful staff. After seeing this place and meeting so many people it is encouraging to know that the ministry of Farthest Corners is in such faithful hands.

We are still reflecting and praying about what this trip means for us. It has been a whirlwind of activity and ministry as we have been able to see firsthand what the people here on this side of the border go through. There is much to be joyful about: the education of children and adults, new Christians taking the lead in sharing Jesus with their families and neighbors, and great mission partners and churches to work with here. At the same time we only got to see life on this side of the border, where there is freedom and some access to help with basic needs. We know that just a few miles away from where we lived for the last week there are people in Burma in desperate need of physical, emotional, and spiritual assistance. Farthest Corners is able to offer hope to these people in a constantly changing set of circumstances.

Saw Eh Kla Moo & Mangte Pa

This evening, Leslie and I will fly back over the north pole to the East Coast and our staff in Thailand gets a vacation! I think everyone is relieved to be heading back to their normal routine, in whichever corner of the world that is in. But we are not the same and have all learned so much about this ministry and about our brothers and sisters in Burma and Thailand. We are looking forward to sharing our stories with friends and supporters in the coming weeks here on the blog and in person where possible. Please visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures of our trip. And if you live in Northern Virginia, join us for the Farthest Corners Barbecue on Saturday Evening! Most important, please continue to pray for this ministry and for the people we serve as we hold out the hope of Jesus Christ. – Eric

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Eric, Leslie, Sinte, Mangte, & Pa