National Lao Ministries with the Burmese

The other day I talked with Pastor Inthava Inthisane of First Wesleyan Church in High Point.    He shared with me a directory of Laotian pastors serving various evangelical denominations across the country.

I had lunch with one of these pastors in Stockton, California last month, Rev. Prasert Duangmala.   Then just last week I became acquainted with Captain Bruce Keobounhom.  Captain  Bruce has served with the Salvation Army since completing his studies at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY.   His Lao congregation has an outreach to Karen Burmese in Rockford, Illinois.   While working out transportation for a migrating Chin family he and I recognized our brotherhood in the Lord.

A neighboring Lao pastor in Rockford, is Phengphone Chanthalangsy who leads a Lao Christian Missionary and Alliance Church that ministers to a diverse group of recent Burmese refugees.  As you will often see me post, this kind of ministry is close to the heart of God.  The scriptures enjoin us to minister to the aliens among us, making them our friends so that we can continue to be a shining light for the Lord.

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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

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