Welcome Pa Doh Family

The Padoh Family

The Pa Doh Family

Two weeks ago the Pa Doh [Paw Doe] family arrived in America.  Last Sunday they joined us for church.  You may have seen them at our church picnic on Sunday afternoon.  When Savy Hser Mu “Savee” and I went to visit them last Saturday, we discovered that Ther Gay Pah (the wife) and Soek Maw Doh (son) speak good English.  They live on Ridgecrest Street behind our church.  Welcome to America Pa Doh family.

In the Burmese culture, individuals have only one name, so often we will organize a family group around the name of the head of the household (HOH).  Sometimes the care-giving agencies assign a last name from one of the syllables of the refugees’ name.


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 September 10, 2008, in O-P, S, T-U, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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