New Year, New Work, New Perspective, New Boss

So many of our friends in the High Point Burmese community have been working under difficult arrangements.   We had a number of fathers (and mothers) that commuted down to Rockingham, NC (100 miles) every day to work at a chicken plant.  Those who worked there, especially the graveyard shift, came home tired, wore out their first used cars, and several of these new drivers had traffic accidents.  In addition they were away from their families for long hours.  Now they have found similar work in Siler City which is only 40 miles away.   Some have even taken work on the day shifts at the Townsend plant.

Townsend’s is a family owned chicken processing company based in Delaware.  They own a plant in Siler City. They also have a plant in Mocksville, NC, about 42 miles away.

Yesterday many of the men had to work to help the plant catch up after the disruptive snow days.  Knaw Bawk, one of our lay preachers in the Chin/Burmese service was in worship.  I asked him how he was able to get to church and he said that his supervisor is also a bi-vocational pastor and allowed Knaw Bawk to attend worship and come in later in the day to put in his shift.   God is so good, the praise and glory go to Him for how He as undertaken for our people.


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 January 17, 2011, in K-L. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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