Spent the afternoon at the DMV

It was like grand central station with all the Burmese coming and going.  Zau Lawt, his wife Lu Lu and Shar Ne Paw were all there to take the written test.   Kap Ceu, Sai Pui and Sang Awi were waiting to provide transportation for Shar Ne Paw.  Christina went there for her driving test and passed and Eh Htoo tried to pass the driving test again.

The learners permit and drivers license are milestones for the new refugee arrival.  It demonstrates a command of English and American culture.  It affords a freedom of expression and choice.  It represents opportunity on a whole new level in America.

When a person gets a license we see some “that just drive away” as Nyein would say.  Others begin to help and aid their fellow refugees on a whole new level.  Some quit coming to church (because we discontinue Sunday transportation for licensed drivers).   Pastor I. I. and I believe that the first year or so,  from arrival until licensing is a critical window for ministry by our church.  Our timely friendship makes all the difference in the world.

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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 August 14, 2009, in C-D, E-G, H-J, K-L, S, Uncategorized, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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