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January 18th 2010
Published: January 18th 2010
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This first part of my world trip I have learnt much about Thailand, Burma, South East Asia, Matthew and myself, it may have been only 9 days but it felt more 9 weeks.

There are below a few of my favourite photos and some you have not seen, but before you look at them I wanted to add some thoughts and feelings.

There is so much to say about this region all to easily this could be rambling words by Anthony. Fortunately we are all well read have our good Western understanding with own personal experiences of these countries......... and that is it, despite the West, they are doing their way to go forward, which is fine.

The obvious exception is the Burmese leaders and what they are doing to their own people and ethnic people like the Karen.

I have agonised about what I can do to help them and indeed have felt powerless until I look at the best weapon I have.

Matthews outreach is of course a great credit to his Mother and Father but it’s the gracious way with drive and zeal that is extraordinary and devastatingly powerful because he is empowering the weak and the strong against real evil, giving the Karen’s belief in themselves.

I could see how regional leaders and the blind gathered round him, how he listened to them giving time but was decisive is his answers, suggestions and actions. This did not happen once or twice but all along the way, it just grew on me our son was the best way of responding to this horror in Burma.

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