It Feels Like our Chin State of Burma

Deborah caught a Ride up Hanging Rock

Deborah caught a Ride up Hanging Rock

We were hiking up  a mountain ridge and my cell phone rang.   I answered the phone and was talking to Biak Cin Thang in High Point.  So I said, here you talk to Mr. Thakbal.  Peng Len talked to Biak and the translation came back,  that the mountain terrain made Peng Len Thakbal feel like he was in Burma.

Counterpoint that thought with a conversation I had with Peng Len’s son, Joshua.  I asked him if the waterfalls reminded him of those in his home Chin state.   He said he had never seen Chin waterfalls.  Kay and I later realized he had left his homeland when he was age 3 to 4 years.

While we were all catching our breath from exertion, Nyein told me when he was young, they were building on the top of a 2700 foot high Karen mountain and he would carry 100 pound packs straight up the side of the mountain.

Shen Malay Bo Ram Sing Nan, nicknamed Es Lu Lu, was also on this hike and she fell right into the jaunt having hiked, over the years,  into remote Kachin villages to preach the word to her countrymen.

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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 July 18, 2009, in A-B, E-G, H-J, N, O-P, S, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. John,

    It has been awhile. it appears God has given you a special calling for those special people of God. May the Lord continue to bless you and you serve Him through these precious people.

    Pastor Peter Migner, Deland, FL

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