The Word Among Us

October 2011 Issue

Burma Comes to Bowling Green

A parish learns that when you give, you receive

By: Bob Horning

Burma Comes to Bowling Green: A parish learns that when you give, you receive by Bob Horning

When Mu Hpare arrived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, two years ago, she didn’t use the oven in her apartment for two weeks for fear that she would burn the building down. Instead, she and her one-year-old son ate straight from the boxes and cans she bought at the grocery store.

She wasn’t the only Burmese refugee who had trouble adapting to the new culture and country where they had been resettled. Used to sleeping...

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