Pastor I. I.’s Message in Six Languages

On Sunday I had a chance to hear the last part of Pastor Inthava Inthisane‘s message to his congregation.  He was summarizing his sermon to the church.  His word was to encourage them to become solid church members through regular church attendance, living a consistent Christian life and bringing all the tithe to the church.

The amazing thing was that I could understand what he was saying!!!.  Actually he was self translating, once in a Lao/Thai dialect, once in English, then it was being translated into S’gaw Karen by Philip and into Hakha Chin and Burmese by Biak Cin Thang.  Six languages were being negotiated in the service!

Lao Service Worship Service

On the left is Philip, center is Pastor I.I. and right is Biak.    Above is the congregation in prayer at the conclusion of the service.


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 30, 2008, in A-B, Burmese (Capital Area), Chin, Karen, O-P, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. jasonmcmurphy

    Amazing, reaching all these people with all the different languages. Really cool.

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