TEXT: The White Monkey on a Mission: The Good Life Club in Karen State, Burma.
NARRATOR: Hello, my name is Sahalie, and in the Karen language it is Ta.U.Wah, White Monkey.
NARRATOR: My dad helped start the Free Burma Rangers ten years ago, and my mom, my sister Susanne, my brother Peter, and I, go in to Burma to bring
help and love to people under attack by the Burma army.
NARRATOR: We are on a Good Life Club mission with the Rangers.
NARRATOR: While most of the FBR teams are helping in attacked areas, we go to encourage children in other villages and hiding places. We want to tell
the children they're not forgotten and that God has abundant life for all of them, even in our problems. We sing songs, play games, and tell Bible stories.
NARRATOR: We make crafts like special bead bracelets with colors about God's love. The medics taught about health.
NARRATOR: We gave out Good Life Club shirts and caps from Norway, Denmark, Australia and Canada, and the U.S.
NARRATOR: The FBR team guiding us had two other jobs. They gave medical treatment to the villagers and they dug a trash pit for each school.
NARRATOR: After two nights we're off to the next village. The mules carry supplies, and Susanne and I like to ride our horses that lead mule teams.
Mine is named Trigger and Susanne's is Spirit.
NARRATOR: When we have to cross a big river, even the mules need help with their loads. Look at them go!
NARRATOR: Now it's our turn. The villagers suffer a lot. This man's children were killed by the Burma Army.
MAN, SUBTITLES: I go back to my burned house and looking for my son… I found pieces of bone… What was going on? Only the palm of his hand is
NARRATOR: One of the relief teams took a video of Burma Army soldiers in a village they burned. While we were on a mountain looking at the Burma Army
camp, I said, "Daddy, looking at the Burma Army makes me a little afraid." Then Susanne said, what was that Sue? "Don't be afraid Sahalie, we're Rangers!"
NARRATOR: This group of villagers is running away form the Burma Army. Even the little children have to walk a lot.
MAN, SUBTITLES: Where are you going?
WOMAN, SUBTITLES: Go to Shi Tu Lo river.
MAN, SUBTITLES: The Burma Army are not attacking their enemies… but are attacking we the civilians. So that we can not stay.
NARRATOR: In one village my aunt Lori organized a Run For Relief. These are held around the world to help the people of Burma. We decided to do one in
this village too. This run was just for fun, but four months later these children had to run again. This time from the Burma Army, who attacked the village next to them.
NARRATOR: After our GLC program was finished, Sue and I were invited to be flower girls at Uncle Koala Bear's wedding. We walked for four days to get
there. Koala Bear is an FBR team leader.
NARRATOR: After the wedding we started the walk back to our home at Ta.U.Wah camp. Here we are, back in the camp!
NARRATOR: The next day we met more families who fled into the camp after their homes had been destroyed by the Burma Army. We gave them some help, and
they continued to a safer place.
NARRATOR: There's Peter in the backpack, and Aunt Lori's loading up Gideon. Now its time to go meet villagers and other FBR teams in a different
NARRATOR: I hope our friends in Karen State will be safe until we come back. Thank you for helping and praying for them.
NARRATOR: This film is dedicated to one of my Karen uncles, Shining Moon, who died of malaria after a relief mission this year. As much as he loved our
family, we hope to love and help his people in Burma.
TEXT: "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13
TEXT: Produced by the Free Burma Rangers www.freeburmarangers.org
TEXT: Music by Klo & Kweh
TEXT: Thanks to all our friends, Partners Relief and Development and Freedom Films for support of this work and the Good Life Club.
The second of two short films about the life of White Monkey in Burma, following her as she takes part in a Good Life Club mission in Karen State.
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