Sunday, April 12, 2009

Raising Pigs: April 10, 2009


This year, I have a plan to start raising pigs. We have bought 5 pigs. Last night it rained really hard here. One of the pigs died in the rain last night. Maib has already cooked the pig for us to eat. These pigs are not regular domesticated pigs, but they're wild pigs. They're different in that domesicated pigs are physically not as strong. Pork from domesticated pigs is cheaper. Wild pigs are not as easy to raise as domesticated pigs because you can't really teach them anything. Wild pigs are also smaller, but there is more meat on them, and the meat is more expensive. But the wild pigs that we're raising right now we're not planning on selling or anything, this is just a tryout, a test if you will, to see how it goes. We don't have a place to keep the pigs and the area where we're keeping the pigs right now isn't very big. These pictures are of the pigs and a few of the children that are going to be living with us this year. It's now Songkran here.

I will send you another email after Songkran letting you know which students will be living with us next year. God bless you.Somboon

Raising Pigs

Pong's House: April 10, 2009

I'm not sure if you remember or not - there was a fire at Pong's house a few months back. He was a student here at the training center this last year. They received help from the government and others and now they have a more beautiful house than they had before.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for him. Pha, thank you for the money that you sent. Today, I went to his house and visited his mother and gave them the money that Pha sent. His mother was very happy and said thank you very much for the money and for praying for them. Pong's mother said thank you to the entire Hmong youth team that went to visit them when you guys were here. They were very happy that you visited and they miss you. These pictures are of Pong's new house. Some of the Bible students helped build the house. Pong's mother really likes this house.
Thank you once again and may God bless you.

Pong's new house