Pray for Pastor Jacob

Lal Li Pui

Lal Li Pui

Here is a picture of one of the young men in our FWC congregation, Lal Li Pui, nicknamed “Puh Yah”.  He came to America in 2007.  He has had a steady job for about 4 months and was able to purchase a car a couple of months ago.  He is doing very well with his English.

He told me about a family friend, Jacob Rodawla, earlier this year.  I had the opportunity to meet Jacob and his wife for an hour or so in the spring.  Jacob has been in the United States for 20 years and is an assistant pastor at a Presbyterian church in Gaithersburg, MD.    Jacob was born in India and grew up in Burma.   He married a wife from the Chin province and then they came to the United States.  He is a leader among the Burmese who have resettled in the Washington D. C. area.  Pastor Jacob has been helping me to locate Burmese Bibles.

Puh Yah just returned from a vacation to MD this weekend and brought back additional Chin language Bibles from Pastor Rodawla.

I just found a great website for learning more about the Karen / Burmese culture.  It is a Karen Cultural Exchange.


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 9, 2008, in H-J, K-L, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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