Lao Transportation Ministry

BusThis 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:

Steve Thavone

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.  Bus Passengers

 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.


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

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