“Mr. John,  I need to make some copies of keys”, that was the translated message from Nu Nu.  On a rainy drippy day, her family was waiting outdoors at home for her and she had the only set of keys.   As I think about this it really represents another step of enculturation.  The family is growing so busy and active they have diverse schedules and responsibilities.  They have moved from a laid back agrarian culture, a community with little need for locks, to a new world.   Now their children go to two different schools, the father commutes two miles to work on his bicycle and the mother has occasional needs to be out helping in the Burmese community.

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 October 12, 2008, in N, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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