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.

Utica Burmese Guests


About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on May 26, 2008, in K-L, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That’s a great story. And no doubt these folks are also sending money back to their families in Burma or in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border.

  2. You are right helpmyanmar, in particular Klo Say’s and Nyein’s family are helping an orphanage school in exile along that border. The government has burned down their facilities and they have had to flee to another location.

  3. jasonmcmurphy

    Sounds like the toughest thing still is even getting supplies to them with their gov’t being the way they are.

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