News from New York
Last week I visited Pastor Wayne Weger, Jr. (Lyncourt Wesleyan Church, Syracuse) and his father District Superintendent Wayne Weger while on a trip to New York. Pastor Wayne’s church has about 60-100 Burmese who attend the Sunday morning main service then the Burmese have their own service at 1:00 on Sundays. They have two assistant pastors, Dr. Thaum Kyne and Tham. These gentlemen minister to the Burmese of the congregation and also are training ministers. The Wesleyan denomination has a ministerial training program called FLAME. Dr. Thaum is translating the materials into Burmese and they have nine Karen Burmese studying for the ministry at their church. The church is anticipating when they are finished these individuals will be sent as missionaries to the refugee camps along the Thai/Burma border.
District Superintendent Weger has been instrumental in the founding of the first Wesleyan Burmese church in the United States. The church is located in Utica, New York. (Please click on this link to see a picture). Rev. Weger indicated to me that they now have 265 attending that church!