Che Ler’s First Job
Last week I wrote about Che Ler. He is the father of four children. As it turned out, our Providence Place needed some day workers on Thursday and Friday and Che Ler was able to work. You should have seen the look of increased confidence he had this Sunday over last. Those two days were very good for him. My friend Biak, was saying that when the guys don’t have a job their mind is far away (depressed) and they are wondering if they should move. Even day work is an encouragement.
A lot of our arriving refugees who are Karen, come from 5 to 10 year stints in refugee camps on the Thai/Burma border. They are not allowed work. Many grew up through their teen years without learning any job skills. Now they have arrived in America and need to learn work skills, a work ethic and develop stamina to put in a full week of work. Although we would like to see our Burmese fully employed many are getting only 30-39 hours a week. But the good part of this is they can develop their skills, learn English and pay their bills.
We have several Burmese arrivals who need regular jobs. Some need to get full time jobs. Pray with us that we can see our Burmese make some of these adjustments in their new homes in High Point, North Carolina in the United States of America.