Thursday, March 3, 2011

Heading to Thailand!

Those of you close to me, or friends with Ashley, know that she and I are headed to Thailand! We are excited to join with the good people of Partners Relief and Development to shed light on the plight of the refugees of Burma's military regime.
We begin our journey tomorrow, finishing our packing and then heading to Salt Lake to catch our early morning flight out on Saturday morning. Through San Fransisco and then Seoul, Korea, 21 hours or so of sitting on planes, we will arrive in Chiang Mai, weary, to be sure, but eager to meet and help Partners provide awareness and support for the refugees.
We will be traveling north from Chiang Mai on Monday morning, to spend a week at various sites...lucky to be able to travel with Oddny Gumaer, one of the founders of Partners, who will be interviewing refugees, while I hope to be able to provide her some great photographs of their lives.
We will update this blog when we return to the city and also post a link to our Facebook pages, so stay tuned for more information.
In the meanwhile, if you'd like to know more about Partners and their work with the Burmese people, please check out their most recent publication here, Partners World, and keep us all in your prayers.

 (photo by Steve Gumaer)

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