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Clean water filters, these simple filters eliminate 98% of bacteria and microorganisms, allowing villagers to drink river water.

 

This is what 10 Hacketts look like in a sub compact truck, our normal mode of travel! We do have fun on trips, however travel is hard, roads bad and it's tropical heat.

 

Dr Earl Hackett 83 years old, born and raised in Burma finds no path to difficult. 2013

2013

Now this is a great way to travel, Thailand 2013.

MarthaJane on her last trip to Burma, 2011, three generations of Hacketts lived in this house in Taunggyi.

 

 

 

 

Ray working on wells, clean water is an ongoing project.

2011 Martha Janes last trip to her home in Burma.

 

 

Long time friends of the Hackett family.

 

Pre WW2 this was a boys school, attended by all four Hackett brothers Bill, Herb, Paul and Earl. We continue to support the students with scholarships, books, musical instruments and personal needs.

 

Dee walks across the Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand on the notorious Burma-Siam railway, built 1943.

 

Music, dance and theatre are Hackett passions, we provide musical instruments and sound systems to schools and churches.

 

 

 

Taunggyi, capital of Shan States, and our home city in the north, or as we say "up country".

 

Fish Market

 

Pre WW2, Burma was the "rice basket" of the world and the wealthiest country SE Asia.

Nancy speaks with school children in Thailand, just 2 weeks after the 2004 Tsunami, an estimated 227,898 people died.

 

Pepper Market

Ray Hackett

 

 

Dee & Jane Hackett on their fathers birthday at the Shwedagon Pagoda, oldest historical pagoda in the world, built 2,600 years ago.

 

SayaGyi Dr Wm Hackett at one of the churches he founded, we still use this church. SayaGyi means big teacher or great teacher.

 

SayaGyi Dr Wm Hackett at one of the churches he founded, this church is very remote, we still try to attend when possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961 Loikawng, Burma, MamaGyi (Great Mother) Rev Marion Shaw Hackett, becomes the first woman ordained as a Baptist Minister in Burma.

 

 

 

Ray's passion, solar systems, for crop irrigation, wells for clean water storage, schools and clinics.

 

Ray's solar work.

Ray hanging out after work with the girls.

 

Thanks to Ray Hackett, the students at the school have lights for doing homework, they no longer read by candle light.

Nice ladder Ray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim at Daw Gyi Daw Nge Orphanag

 

 

 

The children always love to sing for us, Daw Gyi Daw Nge Orphanage

Jim makes balloon animals and hats for the children, kids love Uncle Jim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church for Lepers, Moulmein (Mawlamyine) once run by Rev Paul Hackett, is still in use.

 

Rev Paul Hackett always called his house in Moulmein ( Mawlamyine) 'ouse o ackett ' , the Hackett's lived in this home from 1923 till 1942.

 

2013 Hackett cousins with Dr Earl Hackett visit the house where Uncle Earl was born and raised in Moulmein (south Burma)

 

 

Dr Earl Hackett visits the church he was raised in, where his father was Pastor.

Reverend Paul Hackett Superintendent of Judson School, Moulmein, 1923 -1942.

 

Reverend Paul Hackett's Church in Moulmein, (1923 -1942) as seen today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Earl Hackett visits the Leper Colony in Moulmein that his father ran from 1923 -1942 . SayaGyi Dr Earl Hackett spent his life as a Neurologist specializing in Leprosy at LSU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005, Dr Earl Hackett meets the staff of the hosp. in Hanumakonda, India where his father Rev. Paul Hackett died in 1943.

The Hackett home in Hanumakonda, India (1942-1943) is now a home for orphans and the blind..

 

 

Hanumakonda, India

Bats

2005 Nancy and Jim, after 4 weeks on the road we relaxed and enjoyed the Taj Mahal.

2005 trip to Rev Paul Hackett's grave in Hanumakonda, India.

Dr Earl Hackett, daughter Nancy and niece Dee.

 

Nancy Hackett India trip

Gunga Jim

Cab in India