Thursday, May 2, 2013

FBR: Flight of the Jungle Chicken, May 2013

 
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FBR: Flight of the Jungle Chicken

May 2, 2013
Karen State, Burma

Dear friends,

Thank you!

There are good changes in Burma, but attacks and oppression continue. 'Never Surrender' are the final words of the motto of the Free Burma Rangers, which reads: "Love each other. Unite and work for freedom, justice and peace. Forgive and don't hate each other. Pray with faith, act with courage, never surrender." In sports, climbing or as a soldier, surrender was not an idea I would tolerate. But as I look back at my life, I realize that I have chosen to surrender many times: to selfishness, pride, and sin.  We are never to surrender to our own sin or others' oppression. We are to surrender to God and to His love and direction. I want the story of my life and the story of the 70 FBR relief teams to be: never surrender to sin but surrender to God. Thank you for how we work together for freedom, justice, reconciliation in Burma.

May God bless you,

Dave, family and all the Free Burma Rangers

 

A short video update from us can be seen at this VIMEO movie link:

Please enjoy the pictures from this past year that we have included below.

Dave and Suu with U Aung Min, head of Burma Government ceasefire team

 

Sahale helps to hand out food supplies to Kachin and Lisu IDPs

 

Suu with Karen flag riding for the displaced

 

 

Rappelling, river crossing, swim training

 

Ranger medic treating IDPs in Kachin State Burma

 

Good LIfe Club in Kachin State, Burma

 

All of us and Czech Ambassador Jump for Burma in Czech Republic

 

Pete’s record climb of Mt.Rainier with Dave, Jon and Chris

 

Suu baptized in a horse trough

 

Suu and her monkey ride Freedom

 

Pete’s first jump

 

Graduation of Free Burma Ranger relief teams

 

Suu sings with Karen group Klo+Kwey on New Years in Buma

 

Singing the Ranger song in Karen State Jan 2013

 

Medic Eliya and Pete with Caribou and Ptarmigan in Alaska

 

Todd Pierce of Riding High Ministries trains a mule and teaches us about God

 

Dad,Todd,Paul, Kim, Edmund and baptized Rangers

 

Sahale, Suu and Peter at the summit of Grand Teton — Peter becomes youngest to summit the Grand Teton



The Free Burma Rangers’ (FBR) mission is to provide hope, help and love to internally displaced people inside Burma, regardless of ethnicity or religion. Using a network of indigenous field teams, FBR reports on human rights abuses, casualties and the humanitarian needs of people who are under the oppression of the Burma Army. FBR provides medical, spiritual and educational resources for IDP communities as they struggle to survive Burmese military attacks.

For more information, please visit www.freeburmarangers.org

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