Paw Htoo Became a Citizen

I just heard it from her son, Da Htoo, Philip Saw‘s wife, Paw Htoo recently became a citizen of the U.S.  Other Burmese who want to pursue citizenship can take classes at GTCC.

I am reminded of this exchange between the Apostle Paul and a military policeman:  (Act 22:28 NIV)  Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.” “But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.

Americans often take their citizenship for granted but a refugee has been forced from their home, traveled to a new country, obtained a green card (residency) and after four years of waiting and studying they can become a citizen.  I look forward to many  more Burmese becoming citizens of the United States.

Here is a link to a video about a Winston-Salem, naturalization ceremony on July 4, 2011.


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

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