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.

Prayer of Thanksgiving at the Thang Tlang Party!

Prayer of Thanksgiving at the Thang Tlang Party!


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 January 27, 2009, in A-B, E-G, O-P, T-U, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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