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

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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

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

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