Live It Out – Burmese Style
“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.
Kyaw 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.
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