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.