02Jun
Dr. Mitch
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Moon and Stars

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January nights in the high jungles of Burma are cold.  Not the kind of cold that kills quickly, but the kind that slowly numbs as the blood flees limbs and stiffness seeps  into muscle and joint.  In this season, even sleep turns traitorous. Those who don’t have blankets get up in the middle of the […]
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20May
Tyler
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Vital Difference

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  • Earth Mission Asia
Recently the Year 3 and 4 students at Rain Tree Clinic were faced with the challenge of multiple trauma patients within a very short period of time. One was a patient who fell out of a tree while cutting branches. He fell about 20 feet and struck his head on the rocky ground. The patient […]
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13May
Irtaas Laaldin
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Sharing is Caring

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  • Earth Mission Asia
Thailand… people usually take Thailand as a place for a getaway or a party. For me, it’s been totally different. My time in Thailand has been interesting and life changing for me.  I was born and raised in a Christian family in a Muslim country, Pakistan. Fortunately, I was introduced to the faith at a very early age. […]
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06May
Caryl
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Love and Uncertainty in the Time of COVID

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COVID-19 has changed much of our day to day lives all around the world. The separations in families, friends, and work places has made us slow down, learn different ways to communicate, and think about what we are thankful for.  Mitch and I were together in Ler Doh, Myanmar until March 13. I left to […]
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18Apr
Susan
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Three Karen Vignettes

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students
Over and over before coming to work at Earth Mission Asia I heard about how wonderful the Karen people are.  Having never met a Karen person I just took it in and nodded my head. As an example of just how wonderful they are, here are a few vignettes from one student, but the stories […]
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16Apr
Jon
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Stronger Together (COVID-19 Update)

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  • COVID-19, Earth Mission Asia, T-RAD Clinic
There are probably very few people in the world who haven’t heard of COVID-19, which has been dominating news coverage and our social media timelines. EMA operates internationally, and this pandemic has crippled our ability to travel and severely impacted many parts of our program. With the first official cases of COVID-19 appearing in Myanmar […]
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12Mar
Sara
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LAB Classroom – Ler Doh, Myanmar

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students, Medical, Physician Assistant
In the Lab classroom at EMA’s T-RAD Clinic, Year 3 PA students are gaining confidence in the lab. Using four microscopes, including an Olympus CX 43 with a camera port for digital imaging, they can learn in real time as slides are prepared. A cell count will be wrong if the slide is not perfectly […]
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12Mar
Sara Zondag
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Yu Hai ThayKhayWa Ka Law – Rat Plague

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Karen State
Almost all families living in Karen state, Burma are subsistence farmers. Even when individuals are employed as teachers, medics, or shop keepers, they also have fields where they grow the rice that feed their families throughout the year. Last year, a remote area of Karen State, Burma experienced a plague of rats that led to a devastation […]
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10Feb
Jon
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Beautiful Diversity

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA Culture, Volunteer
January found most EMA staff at the EMA conference, held this year in Wattana Village in Mae Sot, Thailand. This annual event brings staff together for encouragement, teaching, and a chance to gather face to face. With offices in Thailand, Myanmar, and the US, it’s vital for EMA to get together and connect with staff […]
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13Jan
Earth Mission Asia
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Experience at the Rain Tree Clinic – Sai Sai Poe

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Medical, Physician Assistants, Rain Tree Clinic
“Time spent at the Rain Tree Clinic has changed me in different ways. Seeing patients at the RTC made me happy and confident. At first, I thought it wouldn’t be easy to communicate with the local people but with the passage of time we were able to build a good relationship with them. Working in a […]
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