Burmese Refugees Give to Cyclone Victims
Hello and welcome to my blog. This is a new endeavor in order to tell the stories I am experiencing with my Burmese friends.
This Sunday morning in the Burmese ESL class at High Point First Wesleyan Church we showed pictures of the cyclone effects in Burma (Myanmar). Then we told the refugees about the work of World Hope in Burma and gave them an opportunity to give an offering. Without previous announcement we took a $237 offering to be sent for cyclone relief in Burma. Many of these refugees are just getting jobs and still settling into America but they wanted to help. In turn our American congregation, because of our special connection with the Burmese, was told about how they can utilize World Hope to get help to those most in need.
We had four visitors with us from Utica, NY where there is a large resettlement of Burmese taking place (see picture below). One of our families, Ko Pain, has a daughter and grandchild that live up there. We have had 23 new Burmese arrive in the last 3 weeks. Several large families.
God has been changing my heart (rewriting it) as I spend more time getting to know my new friends. It is an honor to work with our Lao pastor, Inthava Inthisane to minister to the new arrivals from Burma.
I’ll keep these posts short, but check back frequently for updates and pass along your comments or questions.