It seemed like just yesterday

Sang Awi, Chan Cung Thang, Lai Thang Pui (wife), Zai Rem Sangi

Last March I had the privilege of picking up Sang Awi [Song Oye] and his family at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.  They had just completed a long journey from their rural village in the Chin state of Burma, to Malaysia and then finally to High Point, North Carolina.  I can remember the trip home from the airport, our inability to communicate, the newness of the experience for them.  We went to their assigned house where they found furniture, beds, food, running water, and warmth.  In my first visit to his house I found his Chin Bible on the chair beside him so that he could study and read God’s word.

Sang Awi does a great job with basic carpentry and his adept at utilizing power tools.  He got a steady job at the Purdue Farms chicken processing plant in Rockingham (commuting 1.5 hours nightly) and began to build their family life.   Their two children attend an immersion ESL school provided by the Guilford County school department.  Sang Awi and Lai Thang Pui actively participate in the First Wesleyan worship community, they frequently host a weekly care group, he bought a computer to get online with his friends and this week he bought his first vehicle, a Nissan Quest.  Pray for this family.   Flash forward to a party for their son Joseph.


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 November 24, 2009, in C-D, K-L, S, Uncategorized, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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