"As with every year, this event becomes the way to reach friends [non-Christians] who come over to help us," Grace Lao pastor Trakoon Yoel Masyawong wrote to Canadian Mennonite in an e-mail after the most recent sale. "This year, we had a family who used to attend our church many years ago come back and help us. Thank God for a good fundraiser and the reaching out-a double blessing on the same day.""Thank you for the support of the churches," said Masyawong. "Without them we wouldn't be around. Who would buy that many?"