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).

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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