As we shared with you in a previous email our main m*ssion was to help the K*chin people, many of who are brothers and sisters. They are facing persecution and genocide and have been forced into refugee camps along the B*rma/ Ch*na border.
This trip was a trial run to see what we can do to help and a scouting trip for future work. Ch*na is still very much a hostile country and so we had to be extra careful as not to bring attention to ourselves or the K*chin contacts we were working with. It reminded us of the good old days meeting in secluded areas, watching people around us and meeting in secret with our contacts who have taken up the tradition of wearing hoodies.
We heard testimonies of many K*chin who have had to leave their homes, all their possessions and run for their lives. Life in the camps has been hard because they started off with nothing. When asking about needs, they were basic, a sister shared “We need food, water and shelter, we can survive without clothes”
We were able to help provide food, medical supplies and aid. As Ch*na is still a very challenging place, with our experience already having lived in the country we helped with research for accommodation, transport and places to eat for future groups to come. We met with another couple on our way out and helped them get situated before they actually go inside the “other” country and visit the camps. There are more people scheduled to go and help too. We ask that you remember our brothers and sisters, that we can encourage, pr*y and give hope to all who are suffering!