Chin sing Hymn in American Service

Yesterday in our worship service the Chin Burmese congregation came to our platform and sang a hymn for our American families and we worshipped together.  They were accompanied by guitar and violin played by members of their group.  Click here to watch a video clip.   These Burmese have a serious faith in Jesus evidenced by weekly two hour Saturday night cell meetings as well as corporate worship on Sunday morning.

All of the Chin in our fellowship have found jobs ($8-$10) per hour and find time to assist one another with shopping, friendships, and service to God…Things as simple as a handful of rice put back during the preparation of a meal.   This reserved rice is collected by the fellowship and given out to special needs in their group.

Most of these individuals are doing well with English, in their part of the country they used an anglo alphabet and so the transition to English has been easier.  As would be expected the children are learning American ways quickly.  At the picnic yesterday five of the pre-teens were in the American (vs. Asian) line for food.  They said, “We eat Asian all the time”.

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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 October 4, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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