Monday, March 9, 2009

Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday was a significant day. We spent the morning and early afternoon with Chin leaders in the KL area. We met with a pastor, the coordinator of the informal school system they have created for the refugee children, and the leadership of the Chin Refugee Commission. We visited in a church in the midst of slum where one of the informal schools operate. There are over 300 Chin refugees living in this slum and over 100 to 150 gathered with us at the church to meet with us. It was a moving time. We also visited in a couple of small homes where 20 to 30 people live together. We have learned of several places where our congregation and others could make a difference in the lives of the children and the broader community.

We spent the afternoon exploring KL. It had the opportunity to catch the flavor the city.

The boarding call for our flight to Penang just sounded. More soon.

Grace and Peace, Tom

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