Their First Car

It is almost a rite of passage, a milestone in the refugee arrival’s life.  This week I worked with Eh Htoo and his family as they went through the process of getting their first car.  The feelings that ran through my mind were that it must be like giving birth to a baby.  But since that was my wife’s department I will settle for the metaphor of sending your first born off to college.  It is a time of releasing and launching into a new life.

The excitement of the family was contagious.   Now they can choose to go to the flea market, get to church on their own, make and keep medical appointments, schedule their trips to the laundramat or get to the grocery store.   Since it is a van, the whole family can fit in the car and dad’s wheel chair easily fits in the back.

Pray for the new drivers; for their safety and wisdom in how to handle a ton of steel and plastic in motion.  Thank the Lord for His good gifts!

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 23, 2009, in E-G, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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