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.
Trevor and Tina
Women constructing a new drain…..
Locals taking a walk
Brother Elmer starts distributing the scapulars
This leprosy survivor loves the scapular
Leading up to the grass roofed houses
Just below the mist
We are going to have a look inside
Pantry – very dark inside
Making our way out
Just to show I was there
Another style of house built with rocks
Chicken coop on the wall of the house
As we enter the house, the shower is on the left, …
…. then the cooking area …
… and the pantry
Owner of the house, age unknown