Care Villa is home to a group of 13 land-mine victims. On our last visit there one resident, Paul, had learnt to play the violin and he sung “On Christ the solid Rock I Stand” for us. This was also sung by Major Hugh Seagrim and his men before the Japanese ordered them as prisoners to dig their own graves in Rangoon, September 1944.
The men at Care Villa spend their lives disabled by blindness and immobility, and sit under a hot tin roof with little to do. For the most part they are
Emmanuel School is a small primary school in Mae La refugee camp. The camp which has a population of 40,283 (August 2015 figure) is the largest of nine camps strung along the Thai-Burma border. It is about 40 km from the town of Mae Sot on the Thai side of the “Friendship Bridge” over the river from Burma/Myanmar.
The school is nominally Anglican, but is open
H4FA has supported this small Bible College in Ban Surin Karenni Refugee Camp on the Thai Burma border since 2001. Sadly it was completely destroyed by fire in March 2013. A third of the camp was burnt down killing 37 camp residents including a member of the Bible School’s committee, and injuring over 200. Over 400 homes were destroyed. Yet again a fire hit the camp