Newsletter – February, 2015

Newsletter – February, 2015

Dear Friends, In the photo below, which was taken this past winter, I am with Charm Tong, the Shan advocate and educator whose education projects continue to inspire the Shan youth we work with and many others to help themselves and their fellow students/neighbors...
Newsletter – September, 2014

Newsletter – September, 2014

Minnesota Fund Raising Events: At end of April, we had a well-attended fund- raising event with food and wine by Brenda and Jeff Laux, Sue Grosse Macemon, and other board members and with music by the Rhythm Pups. In June, under the direction of Mary Anderson, Sunday...
Newsletter – February, 2014

Newsletter – February, 2014

Dear Friends of Shan: In this newsletter, I will talk about some of the reasons that my time in Thailand becomes more rewarding each year. The two young Shan people in the photo at the right are one of the reasons. They are both well-loved migrant camp teachers and...
Newsletter – January, 2014

Newsletter – January, 2014

Dear Friend, I have had an interesting and rewarding few months in Thailand. This year board member Vicki Staudte was able to join me for a few weeks in November to see the projects that she has been helping to support. Our first visit was to a Shan construction...
Newsletter – October, 2013

Newsletter – October, 2013

Dear Friends, In a few days I will once again undertake the long, long journey to Thailand. These days friends ask “Why?” and “How long will you do this?” Only “Why?” has an answer: Because the young Shan refugees we help educate are “try hard” youth, who did nothing...
Newsletter – February, 2013

Newsletter – February, 2013

Dear Friend, Here is an update on our 2013 activities with Shan refugees in Thailand. It was my great joy to have son Brent here with me for one month this year. He arrived in time for our annual visit to the orphans we support from a displaced persons’ camp in...