The Nan Lian Khup Story

Nan Lian Khup has come to America ahead of this family.  His wife and children are awaiting him getting settled in the US.   Soon he will seek refugee status for his family and they will come to America.  He has 3 children, the youngest, he has not met yet because he had to flee from Burma to save his life.

When Nan Lian was a young boy his father became one of the first people in his village to convert from animism to Christianity.   Eventually his father became an evangelist.  As a result of this change the demons attacked Nan Lian (the son) and struck him unconscious for several days.   When he finally came around his speech was slow.   Over the months and years Nan Lian Khup was very self-conscious about his speech impediment.  He was the first person in his village to have such a problem.  Some of this neighbors even talked about him and laughed at him.   During those days Nan Lian Khup would go out into the woods alone with God and pray for his healing.  God did touch him with a measure of healing but this was a traumatic thing that had happened to him.

Later as a young married man he was living a backslidden life, often drunk.  A group came through with an all home evangelistic outreach.  After sitting under the preaching and teaching in his home, Nan Lian Khup rededicated his life to the Lord and became and totally committed Christian.

When the military started working through the Chin province, subjugating the people, Nan Lian had to flee to Malaysia.  He worked there driving heavy construction equipment.  He made one short trip back to the his Zo village in the Chin province of Burma but had to flee again.  He later got word that his wife was expecting a baby.  He has not yet met his new child.  He came ahead to the US to try to get established and hopes to bring his family soon.

We are praying for this family as Nan Lian has found out his wife is facing a hysterectomy.  He is sending money from his wages to his wife to pay for this surgery (about $1000).    He is studying to get his Bus Driving License but already has a steady job at the High Point Hospital.

The above was written in June of 2008.  Now Nan Lian Koop has been joined by his wife and children and they have a home on North Hamilton


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 15, 2011, in Chin, Life Stories, N. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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