Welcome Shang Thang Family
Last month the Shang Thang family arrived in High Point. They are from the Matuipi region of the Chin State of Burma. The husband was employed as a cook at a restaurant while living in Maylasia, for 5 years after fleeing Myanmar. He does a great job with English and in a short time will be quite conversant. His wife, Van Nham Thang, and father left her childhood home when she was 10 and she was a refugee in Khoula Lumpur for 15 years. Van Nham Thang’s father (first picture below) is a preacher at a Matuipi church in Malayasia. Her brother pictured below is a preacher in the Chin state. Van Nham Thang is a second cousin to Nu Nu Thakbal one of our key Chin mothers.