Saw Tah Oo Looses Battle with Cancer

Saw Tah Oo was one of the older men who fled Burma and eventually located in High Point.   I think he was around 60.  We just got word this week that he lost a battle with cancer and passed away.   I met him in 2007.   He told me through a translator that he was a bee hunter.  He would find hives and harvest the honey.   So we took a “field trip” to see Jeter Farlow’s beehives one winter day.

Eventually Saw Tah Oo was able to obtain a job in the Nashville area and relocated to Tennessee.   This weekend, Nyein and Klo Say drove a nephew, Htoo Kee and others to pay their respects for this brave man who sought freedom in America.

Saw Tah Oo


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 February 13, 2010, in K-L, N, S, T-U. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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