News Updates from High Point

Some of the local jobs that our Burmese hired in before Christmas have dried up.   About 10 of our Burmese arrivals have hired on with a chicken packing plant near Rockingham.   They are paying a good starting wage but it is an hour and twenty minutes away.  Some have moved and some are planning to commute.  Pray for their safety, spiritual growth and good decision making.

The First Wesleyan Church Missions weekend is coming up on March 6, 7, 8 , 2009.   We will be starting two gardens for a couple of our Burmese families on that Saturday.    The Sunday worship service will be combined with the Lao/Burmese using the new translation equipment.  An interview with a Burmese family will be featured.

We have had several new arrivals to our Burmese community.  Watch the blog for more information.  Also persons of interest to several of our families are being processed for relocation to America.

The team of people helping with our Burmese ESL project on Sunday morning are a real blessing.  Led by Kay McMurphy;  Marcia Jobe, Betsy Grier, Marie Shull, Gary and Kaye Millls.  It is exciting to see how motivated the Burmese students are to learn English and the progress they are making.

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

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