Thailand – Day 11
This was another day totally blessed by God. The original plan was to drive from Mae Sot to Chiang Mae (about 5 hours), but we got the opportunity to go to the Mae La refugee camp. This camp has over 50,000 people living in it, some of who have been there for decades. There are schools and a collage that offers B.A. degrees.
There is also a Bible college at this camp. We spent several hours talking with Pastor Saw Simon, who has been the leader of this college for decades. He is 62 years old and had a doctorate degree. There are 500 students that come from refugee camps. After they graduate, they generally go back to the refugee camps to start churches. The students sang us several songs.
About two years ago, the Bible college burned down. Pastor Simon was so faithful. Resources poured in from supporters and a much larger college was built. The older college only held 300 students and the new one can accomodate more than 500 students. Pastor Simon is so faithful and trusts God completely. We wre so encouraged by his testimony and the joy in the student’s faces and voices.
The last truck finally rolled into the hotel about 12:30am, but the late night was totally worth it.