Is American Milk Ready to Drink?

It seems like it was a long time ago (5 months) when I was asked this question by a Burmese friend of mine named Lal Li Pui. His gallon of milk was setting on the kitchen table ready for him to boil it before partaking.  I was able to answer the question and talk to him about pasteurization, butterfat content and the price of milk.

Lil Li Pui (nick named “Puh Yah”) came back with a more urgent question a few weeks ago, his debit card had been misused to steal money from his checking account.  It happened at a gas station where he regularly buys gas (yes he has a license and a car, but that’s another story).   I was able to help him and three other Burmese appeal to the bank manager, make a report to the police (for which the Burmese have great fear) and receive the money back from his bank (right now I know that Bank of America, Wachovia and BB&T will provide this kind of help).    On Sunday morning in ESL class we were able to talk to all of the Burmese about debit card precautions and monitoring their bank accounts.

Puh Yah

This is a picture of Thang Tlang, “Puh Yah” and Hlamay (in the back) at the bowling night provided by Eddie Green for our  Burmese newcomers earlier this year.


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 June 3, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. jasonmcmurphy

    I’m glad that that y’all are thinking about things like this in the ESL class. I’ve had my identity stolen, not a huge process if you speak English well, but very daunting if you didn’t.

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