Category Archives: Chin
At our First Wesleyan Church in High Point, NC We currently have the following Burmese people groups:
Karenni (Kayah): http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/print.php?rog3=BM&peo3=12587
Pwo Karen (eastern): http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/peoples.php?peo3=15395
Cung Pen Lian “Liana” has a sister who has arrived in High Point. Her name is Sung, with a nickname of “Abor”. She is fluent in English and arrived just this past weekend from the Chin State of Myanmar via Malaysia. Welcome to America Sung.
We want to welcome David who just arrived in High Point at the end of last week. He is from the township of Paletwa in the Chin region of Khumi. He is the first person from this town located in the SW Chin State area that borders Bangladesh. He shared his testimony in the Chin service yesterday. He has come here ahead of his wife. He has not seen his wife since 2007. He also has one brother and several sisters still in Myanmar. While he was in Malaysia he worked for 5 years as a welder and became a certified welder. He will be part of a household of three men who live on Ardale Street.
Today the Chin congregation were ministered to by Saw Van Zing. She is a Chin evangelist who lives in Sidney Australia.
A church in Midland, TX brought her to the states. Then she ministered in Dallas. Next she went to Rochester, NY and then Glen Burnie, MD. Today she was at our church and tomorrow she travels on to Kansas City. It was a privilege to have her stop on her tour to minister to the FW Chin congregation.
This week a young man arrived from Myanmar. His name is James Phun Lung. He is married and hopes his wife can join him here soon. He is Matupi Chin and is related to some of our folks. He is a nephew of Thang Tlang and a cousin of Steven. James’ father is a preacher in Burma. He has two brothers who may come soon via Malaysia like he did. James and I were able to talk together in English. Marcia Jobe learned he had repaired air conditioners when he was in Malaysia.
Sunday the Chin Burmese congregation had guests from the Mizo Advent Church in the Tacoma, MD area. Rosangpuia led the service and brought a DVD of a sermon by his father, Lal Ro Puia which the congregation watched. The was projected on a big screen TV loaned by one of our families for the day. Here is a picture of Rosangpuia (on the left) and his Christian brother, Lal P Thara (right).
Last Sunday I had the privilege of preaching in the Chin Burmese service. We had John 6 in six different translations. We were just able to find the Mizo language translation on an Indian languages website. We get the other Burmese language translations at this website.
This was Jesus’ body and drink sermon in Caperneum that followed the feeding of the multitude. Pastor Cing [ching] very capably translated into the Burmese language. The service ended with our celebrating the Lord’s Supper. Below you will see me leading the service of the Euchrist.
In the middle of this past week Kam Bik, his wife Far Len Sung and sister-in-law Biak Tha Hnem arrived in High Point. They are Hahka Chin and are from the same Burmese city as Cung Pen Lian. They are living on south Elm in the same building as Kyaw Doh. The refugees are always placed in a rental home with a one year lease by World Relief under the direction of Becky Carter. Welcome to America Kam Bik family. If you see him say hello, he understood some of my English.
Next Day: Stopped by Kam Bik’s apartment today. They lived in Malaysia since 2005 after fleeing the Hahka region of the Chin State of Burma. Both Kam Bik and his Biak Tha Hnem were doing quite well understanding my English and they all will make great progress in the ESL classes at GTCC.
GTCC has just announced a college level English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program that was implemented with the January semester and taught by Paula Wilder. Students who have been able to get started with college studies can take these courses for elective credit.
Kam Bik said that while he was in Malaysia, he worked for a Japanese company that manufactured cabinets which they sold in China and Hong Kong.