Live It Out – Burmese Style

Kler and Kree new Garden

Pa Kler and Gree new Garden

“Live it Out” was the theme of our missions weekend at First Wesleyan Church on March 7 & 8, 2009.   On Saturday fifteen teams of people from our church went out into our community to minister in our “Jerusalem”.   Among those teams were two groups that planted gardens for families with physically challenged fathers who had lost their limbs while still in Burma.   Mike Kirby brought a roto-tiller to the yard of Pa Kler and along with some nearby Marlboro Street Burmese neighbors they planted a large garden.  We were able to put in early vegetables like peas and spinach.

img_4113Kyaw Wai’s garden was planted by the family of Andy Inthisane (Lao) and Kyaw Eh Su (Burmese).    At the same time three Burmese men, (Maung Ei, Bye Bye and Mya Min) joined Pastor I.I. in work at Home to Home ministries.  This organization supplies most of the furniture for the refugees that resettle in High Point.

The church missions weekend began with a Friday night service  featuring Pastor Rick tracing the history of missions to our present day.  It continued with a commissioning of our work teams.   Then our church went swirling out into the community to serve.  Saturday night after a hearty meal there was a chance to share how God worked and see pictures of “Live It Out”.  The evening was capped with a word from H. C. Wilson about missions around the world.

Check back later to find out about Sunday.

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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 March 8, 2009, in A-B, E-G, H-J, K-L, M, O-P, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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