Heh Khu Htoo Life Story

Saw Heh Khu Htoo is Karen but his story is quite different from other Karen Burmese arrivals.   First of all he grew up in the Irawaddy Delta area of Myanmar.   The Delta area is subject to flooding and cyclones especially during the rainy season of Burma.

Eh Khu Htoo is a2013-02-10 14.49.35-1pproaching his first full year in High Point.  He is now 41 years old. He arrived February 28, 2012 at our Triad airport.   He has been a blessing since he arrived.  With his friendly smile and fluent English he has been very helpful.   He has two sisters and one brother who remain in the Delta area of Burma.  However they live in a town which is safer than the vulnerable villages which experience frequent disturbing visits by the junta military.

Around 2002 Heh Khu Htoo traveled to Malaysia to seek work.   He got a job at a Chinese owned restaurant and both the customers and workers would speak in English.  So Heh Khu Htoo learned English on the job.  He found a Karen congregation that worshipped our Lord as part of a large Chinese Church in Kuola Lampur, Malaysia.  In fact on Sunday afternoon they had  Karen, Chin, and Kachin congregations meeting simultaneously in their facilities.

In 2007 Heh Khu Htoo applied for refugee status with the UN because he felt it was unsafe to return to Burma.  He got his refugee card in 2010 and came here two years later.

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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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