“Max”, “Rose” and Gloria
Max and Rose have been in the United States for five years. They are both fluent in English and several other languages. When they came to America, they were first located in Jacksonville Florida. They have lived in High Point now for several years. I first met Zar Lwin, nicknamed “Max” when we were working on funeral arrangements for Van Boi’s baby Moses. Max said to me, I don’t know how to help with American funerals and you don’t know about Burmese funerals. Together we were able to minister to the family during their time of need.
Max grew up in an urban region of Burma, near the capital of Yangoon (formerly called Rangoon). When they were children his mother sent him and his brother to language school. Max learned English and his brother Japanese. You can guess where his brother ended up when he had to flee the country. Max is a night production manager at Mannington flooring. Max ably steps in to help with some of the harder problems facing the Burmese arrivals. He is a real blessing to our Burmese friends. By the way do not challenge Max to a game of billiards,you’ll be sorry.
Rose grew up in a more rural area of Burma, as a Poe Karen [Car rin]. Most of our arrivals are S’gaw Karen. Rose can speak several international languages as well as English, Burmese and Karen. She has her own Sushi business here in town. Pray for her as she is facing a scheduled surgery in a few weeks.
Max and Rose have a daughter named Gloria who is just now school age. They have been worshipping at our church for the last couple of months.