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 approaching 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.