Sang Awi

img_4262I had a chance to spend some time with Sang Awi [song oye] in the last few days.   I was at the airport when his family arrived 2 months ago on a Friday night.   They had to flee their home village in the Chin province of Burma where Sang Awi had worked as a farmer.   The family was in Malaysia for 4 years.   During that time Sang Awi worked in a restaurant, an aluminum factory and then in construction.   He has been helping me repair a fence and is very skilled with tools and knowledge about construction.

Over the last couple of months when I have visted his home, I have seen his Bible prominently available for him to read.   On Monday and Wednesday mornings he is attending GTCC to improve his English.  He already can understand a lot of what I say.   The children go to school in Greensboro at the Guilford County Newcomers school (a 1 year ESL immersion school).  The family members pictured above are Sang Awi, Zai Rem Sangi (son),  Lai Thang Pui (wife) and Chan Cung Thang (daughter).

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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 May 5, 2009, in C-D, K-L, S, Uncategorized, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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