Machine Guns, a Widow, and Changed Hearts: Followup Report to “Planting Rice Under Fire”

31 January 2022
Karen State, Burma

Seven months after reporting “Planting Rice Under Fire,” we returned and found friends, changed hearts and…rice!

By God’s help and the courage of our widow friend, Naw Thraw Gay, and her neighbors, the Karen villagers we reported on back on July 1, 2021, were able to go out to their fields at night and plant the rice with no lights and were not seen or shot at by the Burma Army. All the rice was planted and this is thanks to God and all of you who prayed for this widow.

Now, the rice has been harvested and the soldiers who were shooting at us have asked for forgiveness. Reconciliation has happened with those who were once enemies and have now become friends.

God bless you,

Dave, family, and FBR