Lifestory Oh Oh

2013-02-10 14.50.09-1Oh Oh arrived in High Point around September 27, 2012.  His parents and 2 brothers and 1 sister are still awaiting their UN refugee cards in the Thai border refugee camp.    Oh Oh has a Christian heritage with a grandmother who was a believer and their family lived in a village of believers.

In 2006 the family decided they couldn’t stay in their village, it was not safe.   The parents were afraid soldiers would return and harm their family as they had done others.   So they made the two day trip on foot, to the Thai border.  The youngest sibling was just 10 years old.  At the border they crossed the river by boat and sought refuge in a camp in 2006.

While Oh Oh was in high school in the refugee camp he was doing poorly in his studies (reading) and he prayed and said Lord if you will help me to graduate from high school I will go to Bible school.   The Lord intervened and Oh Oh enrolled in the Karen Baptist Bible School that was inside the refugee camp.  He did two years of studies in the school.    He has been a blessing to our church helping with the preaching duties.  He also has some talent with music.  Below is a picture of he and Pastor One Kiss just before Oh Oh preached this morning.   2013-02-10 10.21.14

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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 February 10, 2013, in Karen, Life Stories, O-P. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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