I would like to tell you about three young
men who got off the plane at the Piedmont Triad International Airport about 4 weeks ago. Muh Gaw Hto, En K’lu and Ywa Hay Thar. These men had to flee Burma and live in a refugee camp outside of their country. Finally they were approved to emigrate to the United States. They live in a two bedroom house on Marlboro street in east High Point. Their closest Burmese friends are 1/2 mile away. But they are making things work. Eh K’lu and Muh Gaw Htoo learned to ride the city bus and get around town to shop and visit friends. Eh K’lu and Ywa Hay Thar are doing really well with their English and can carry on conversations. Muh Gaw Htoo recently got a full time job at the Marsh warehouse and Eh K’lu has a part time job the East Kivett Family Dollar. Ywa Hay Thar, who is a more recent arrival, found a long ago friend, Nyein, lived here and was active in our FWC Lao congregation.
I stopped by to see Eh K’lu after returning from a Maryland trip over the weekend. I asked Eh K’lu if he went to church last Sunday. He said on Sunday morning they waited and waited for a ride to take them to church but no one came, you see no buses run on Sunday. That brings me back to the old English word, “compassionated” that describe the heart of Jesus when he saw the people. Are you “compassionated”? Do you have room in your car for someone to ride to church on Sunday morning?