Pastor Rick Meets Several Burmese Families

On Monday, Pastor Rick Kavanaugh, our new First Wesleyan pastor and I were able to visit several Burmese families who attend the church.  We delivered apples to a Burmese Muslim family, visited with Hlamay (Yaw May) and her children, Nece and Esther, inquired about Van Lian (van leon) needing a ride to church, had Htoo Kler “write” Pastor Rick’s name in Braille, and joined in prayer with the family of Be Aye.   We are trying to decide if Braille is language specific or if Htoo Kler could read American Braille.  If you know the answer please comment on this post.

The resettling of these new Americans from Burma is progressing.  A number of the Burmese men have started to get jobs.    Some of the Burmese are learning to drive and have been shopping for cars in the $500-$2000 car range.   The children are getting ready to start back to school.   Some of our First Wesleyan families have bought extra school supplies and delivered them to the Burmese at our Sunday morning ESL class.

Our last visit for the day was at the home of a Buddhist widow, Mu Yah Pel who has been joined by her sister Ma Aye Kye.  Ma Aye Kye is a recent widow, her husband was shot a number of years ago in Myanmar, and she had to flee Burma with her family.  Ma Aye Kye has three teen age children, two who are physically challenged with malformed legs and limbs.  We thank the Lord that these children have begun school.  While Pastor Rick and I were visiting this home, Pastor Inthava dropped by with a Thai/Karen interpreter to work on permanent housing for Ma Aye Kye.  It was great for us all to join together in prayer for the needs of these two families.


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 August 19, 2008, in E-G, H-J, M, N, Uncategorized, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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