Chin State is Center of Wesleyan Work

This week I talked with H. C. Wilson, head of Global Partners for the Wesleyan denomination  and he said that he had just visited the town of Kalay in the Chin state of Burma (see second met, the very top).  He said that is the headquarters for the Wesleyan work in Myanmar.  Our denomination’s Myanmar district has 58 churches, and a large medical clinic.  The largest church numbers 800.   I was talking with Vena, one of our parishioners in High Point,  and he said he has an uncle and cousins that are all a part of that Wesleyan work.

Here are two maps, the first locates the Chin state in Burma.  Notice it shares a western border with India and Bangaladesh.  The second map is a close up of the Chin state with labels of key regions and language groups that are a part of our First Wesleyan Church.  Biak is from the Hahka region, Peng Len is from the Matupi region, and Vena is from the Mizo region.Myanmar c Chin LabelChin State c Labels

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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 September 20, 2009, in Maps, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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