Let’s kill a Cow
In the Christian Burmese culture when you have cause to celebrate you not only give praise to God but you have a party. During the past couple of weeks, the Thakbal family got their first car, Thang Tlang placed a deposit on a car, Frositina passed her driving test, and Ap Ar got a job and successfully completed the written test for her learners permit to drive. As each of these things happened we laughed and rejoiced together. Peng Len told me that in their culture they find a cow to kill and eat in celebration together. My celebration has been in my heart, it is rich with joy because of how God is helping these friends.
Last summer when Thang Tlang threw a birthday party for his children, his Burmese friends helped him to find some pork for the feast. But the family also had a service of praise to God at the party.