It seemed like just yesterday
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.