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


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

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