Lao Transportation Ministry
This Sunday was the second time we ran a bus to pick up Burmese who needed a ride for church. Last Sunday we kicked it off with Wesleyan Transportation Ministries (WTM) administrator, John Butt, volunteering to drive. Our translator is Bah Blue Htoo “Tom” (left) and assistant is Aungo Mo [Amor] (right). We had 26 riders the inaugural Sunday.
Today we had a Lao church member, Steve Thavone, to become our primary bus driver. Steve is a real answer to prayer, he has been to truck driving school, so he has a Class A license with a passenger endorsement. He is qualified to drive all the buses of the WTM. The bus makes four stops on Sunday morning. Here is a picture of Steve:
Sarah and Tom Higgins happened to be nearby as we watched the passengers debark from the bus at the front door of the church. We were rejoicing as we saw God’s answer to prayer because now Burmese people who live in town have a way to get to church. In a matter of months these folks will have jobs and will buy cars. They will no longer need rides to church, but we have this opportunity for a short season to minister in this way.
If you want to contribute to the cost of bringing them to church it costs about $30 a week. Just give a designated offering to our FWC church for this purpose.