No Friends

I was talking to Frosintina and Nyein and they both said when each of their families arrived in High Point they did not know anybody.   Frosintina said that for one month they did not meet people, then they met a Moslem family and a Buddhist family.     Nyein moved his family here from Texas and at first they did not know very many people.  Biak Cin Thang said that it is encouraging to him to have a church that cares about him.  He said he appreciates the Americans visiting him and his fellow arrivals.

Pastor Inthava got me started praying and thinking about the southeast Asian people in the Triad about three years.   He told me, the ministry is hard because they are either at the bar or the temple.  He and I have been praying about this together and believe that when a new family comes to High Point we can welcome them and let them know about our First Wesleyan church where they can meet friends and learn about God.

When we look at such an opportunity it seems overwhelming.  Up to a year ago the Lao part of our congregation had about 50 in attendance.  They are all first generation Americans.  They want to be obedient to the Lord to grow in Him.  They need us to teach them and show them how they can strengthen the Lord’s work through the First Wesleyan Church of High Point, North Carolina.  Pray for our Lao leadership and all of our First Wesleyan pastoral team.

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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 July 6, 2008, in A-B, E-G, N, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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