Many Shan people dream of the opportunities awaiting them over the border in Thailand. Unfortunately these dreams are very rarely fulfilled in any positive way, often the reality turns out to be more of a nightmare.
Even getting across the border is risky and difficult, requiring travel through jungle and avoiding detection by both the Burmese army and the Thai police. If that hurdle is crossed, finding work is just as difficult - as illegal migrant workers the Shan are often abused and exploited, who will they complain to?
The Shan to look to the Lord to meet and fulfill their hearts’ desires (Psalm 37:4).
Shan families to proclaim God as Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6–7).