Transportation and a Home

This week I have been working on two interesting projects.   Peng Len Thakbal and his family desire to buy a home.  They have initiated pre-approval from the bank and hope to make an offer on a home from a member of our church next week.   Roger Richardson has been a great help in this process.  The Thakbals are also anticipating the wedding of their daughter, Frosintina, to Rosen on June 25 in Rockville, Maryland.

Rosen and Frosintina, Planning a June 26, 2010 Wedding

Also the CPAS concerts have funded the Refugee Welcome Network.   The current project of the network is to provide transportation for five High Point fathers to and from Lumberton, NC (260 miles round trip) each week.   Saw Ler Phaw is on the fast track to get his drivers license.   We hope to provide him with training for two hours a day this next week.  We have obtained a Voyager van which will allow these fathers, who work for Mountaire Chicken to be home each weekend instead of just every other weekend for only 30 hours.  Savy will spend some time in Lumberton teaching Saw Ler Paw to drive.

This van will be very helpful in Lumberton as well.  Some of the men have tried to ride their bikes to work (instead of company provided buses) and it is very dangerous.  A Karenni man who had moved from Texas to Lumberton was struck by a car and after a period of hospitalization succumbed to the sustained injuries several weeks ago.  A second man also was killed in a bicycle accident.    More drivers are needed to transport some 250 Burmese throughout Lumberton in a safe fashion.


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 June 5, 2010, in E-G, O-P, Q-R, S. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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