Che Ler has Arrived!
Che Ler [Kay Lay] and his family of six arrived in America 9 days ago. They have a house on Johnson Street here in High Point. I went by their home earlier in the week with Biak but he was not able to translate into Karen. Yesterday Nyein, Sharon, June and Anna joined Peng Len, Frosintina and I, on a visit to their home. While we were visiting, Nyein and Sharon checked their refridgerator and we determined they needed some food. We were just getting ready to go to the store when workers from World Relief dropped by a box of groceries. We regrouped and found we still need rice, oil and some protein. So we men took Che Ler on his first grocery trip to Food Lion and then to the Lao operated Asian Market next door to the Bottom Dollar on Kivett. It was a joy to see these Burmese Christians minister to this family. We were able to gather on our knees on their front room floor in prayer before we left.
Che Ler’s family made it to FWC for their first Sunday today. Nyein was able to bring them today (although he often works on Sundays). This father told us he lived in the refugee camp in Thailand for 11 years before coming here last week. That means he never was allowed to work, he met his wife and also his children were all born in the Thai camp.
The last several Sundays has been really special because some of our English speaking Burmese have joined my family in worship in our main FWC church. Today, Klo Say, Biak, Frosintina, BiBi, Pul Yah, and Eh K’lu were able to be part of our worship and special communion service. It is easier for them to be in a full English service now because of their English proficiency. They are understanding Pastor Rick’s messages and enjoying the worship!
Bethany Limpach is heading back to Indiana Wesleyan University. She was a real blessing to the ESL group and gave us a fresh direction for that Sunday morning ministry. Here is a going away picture of Bethany and some of the Burmese.