Welcome Shang Thang Family

Shane Thang, Van Hnam Thang & Lydia Thang

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.

Van Nham Thang's preacher Father (on right)

Van Nham Thang's Brother's family, preacher in Chin State

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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 December 28, 2009, in K-L, N, S, Uncategorized, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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