They are not the shiny cars that arrive at ports along the shores of America. They have already turned 100K, they are the small 4 door used Toyotas, Mitsubishi or Nissan autos that are experiencing new life as beginner transportation for the Burmese of High Point. Of the refugee arrivals during the last year we have seen a number of people who have been able to buy a seasoned automobile. Taro, Awngah, Kap Su, Biak, Stiven, and Pul Yah have all become drivers and purchased a car. Others are in the process of attaining this milestone enroute to a better life in America.
When I see a Burmese with a car that is new to them, I stop them, grab a fellow Christian or two, and we have a prayer of dedication of the vehicle for God’s purposes and the person to God’s service. It is fun to rejoice with them as they find their world becoming smaller–Wal-Mart becomes minutes away, work is easy to reach, and worship at church is something they can now get to on their own. Don’t miss out, find a Burmese person and ask to take a spin in their new wheels!!!