The Bah Blue Story

Bah Blue and sisters Hkee Lay Paw and Paw Lep Byaw

Bah Blue and sisters Hkee Lay Paw and Paw Lep Byaw

Bah Blue lived in Thai refugee camps for Burmese since 1997 until he came to North Carolina on April 25, 2008.   He is now 32.   Before he went to the camp he worked at carpentry, building houses.  Of his family he went first to the Kwe Klop camp.  He learned to speak Thai in the camps by talking with Thai neighbors.  Because he speaks and understands Thai he is able to help Pastor Inthava with translation.  Pastor I.I. preaches in a Lao/Thai dialect and Bah Blue translates into Burmese.

He came to America because he wanted freedom and to start a new life.  He now works at Marsh Furniture on Centennial street.    Bah Blue lives with his mother Moo Wah, his uncle Htoo Kler and sisters Hkee Lay Paw and Paw Lep Byaw.  Bah Blue is learning English as he works in the factory.
Flash Forward, the family has moved to Minnesota to work in a meat packing plant.

Bah Blue, Htoo Kler (uncle), Moo Whaa (mother) & sisters

Bah Blue, Htoo Kler (uncle), Moo Whaa (mother) & sisters

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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 12, 2008, in A-B, H-J, Life Stories, M, O-P, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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