A Brief History of the First Baptist Church of St. Paul

The First Baptist Church of Saint Paul was organized on December 29, 1849 by twelve persons who had recently arrived at this frontier village on the upper Mississippi River. A Sunday School had begun two years earlier, led by Harriet Bishop, Minnesota’s first public school teacher. She invited the children who attended her first week …

Talking to Minnesota Leaders

When I returned from my trip it was my privilege to meet with Karen leaders and Minnesota legislative representative staff members (from Senators Klobuchar and Franken and Representative Betty McCollum’s offices). I described my experiences in the camps on the Thai-Burma border. I also presented reflections and recommendations as to what we in the United …

Save the Date

You are invited to a performance of The Karen Fountain of Life and “The Sprinkles” When: Saturday, April 11th 6PM – 8:30PM Where: First Baptist Church of St. Paul (9th & Wacouta) A Praise Service including stories of life in Burma-Thai camps The journeys of Karen to MN Download the brochure. (pdf)

The Border Consortium, Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic, Ma La Refugee Camp & Dr. Simon

Today in Mae Sot we met some remarkable people. We went first to the border consortium. Chris Clifford told us of the work of the consortium. The refugees organize and operate the camps themselves with help from the NGOs. There are nongovernment organizations from all over the world that assist people along the border. I …