Saburai village is at the base of Saburai Mountain which is roughly 8km south of Maliana, in Timor Leste very close to the Indonesian border. The village runs in a line along the northern side of the mountain at a mean elevation of 900m. During Trevor’s visit in December he spent the day with Br Elmer visiting the Saburai people, distributing Mt Carmel Scapulars. While there, they looked at some typical housing, including grass-roofed and simple rock structures. Looking at the housing that the Saburai people must endure, we must feel blessed for the gifts we have ourselves, but let’s maintain a strong compulsion to support and help these people as much as we possibly can.

Hope you like the photos!! Next time we will visit the Labuan Bajo mission for the latest developments there.

Blessings always

 

Trevor and Tina

1. Saburai Mountain

Saburai Mountain

2. Women constructing a new drain

Women constructing a new drain…..

3. ...and children

….and children

4. Locals walking up the road

Locals taking a walk

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6. Brother starts distributing the scapulars

Brother Elmer starts distributing the scapulars

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14. This leprosy survivor loves the scapular

This leprosy survivor loves the scapular

15. Age unknown

Age unknown

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17. Leading up to the grass houses

Leading up to the grass roofed houses

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19. Below the mist

Just below the mist

20. Close up to a house

We are going to have a look inside

21. Front door only

Doorway

22. Pantry with food supplies

Pantry – very dark inside

23. Cooking area

Cooking area

24. Bedroom

Sleeping area

25. Making our way out

Making our way out

26. Just to show I was there

Just to show I was there

27. Another style of house

Another style of house built with rocks

28. Chicken coop on the wall of the house

Chicken coop on the wall of the house

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30. As we enter the house, the shower is on the left,...

As we enter the house, the shower is on the left, …

31. ...then the cooking area,...

…. then the cooking area …

32. ...and the kitchen

… and the pantry

33. Owner of the house, age unknown

Owner of the house, age unknown

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