Arrival in Laos and Beginning of Work

October 10, 2019

Our fearless team of Mission World humanitarian adventurers traveled halfway around the world this week. Their destination was Laos, one of the world’s few remaining communist states and one of East Asia’s most economically disadvantaged.

Over the course of this 17 day trip (including two days’ travel time, each way), working with ADRA Lao, the group will participate in and/or fund construction of water wells, greenhouses, an accessible bathroom for a family with a disabled child, and if possible, water filters for each family in a remote Laotian village.

Upon arriving in the capital city of Vientiane, the group took some time to rest, adjust to the new time zone, and do a little sight-seeing.

The first work project which the team has undertaken involves helping to dig trenches for a gravity-fed water delivery system to a remote village. Their drive to this site takes about one-and-a-half hours each way over a nausea-inducing winding road. The work is hard and the humidity is high, yet the team is in good spirits and unified in their mission. Villagers are coming out to work alongside the group, and are reported to be “lovely, humble and very kind”.

Additional projects now underway include a children’s health education program at a local school, and green house construction.

Please continue to keep our mission team in your prayers.