Hello to everyone who will be following us on our journey to Dawei! We will be on our way bright and early at 7:30 a.m. Thursday March 30. Thank you for all of your prayers and blessings.
166th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, SUNDAY, February 7th 2016 Margaret Lovejoy from the Family Place, offered her appreciation of FBC in the on-going support they have received the past 10 years. She gave a brief summary of what has happened this past year and what plans will […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
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 […]
We left the camp on roads even worse than our coming to the camp. We were traveling in three vehicles for a couple of bumpy hours and then we were to transfer to other more comfortable vans. The short story is that our first driver misunderstood just exactly where he was supposed to drop us […]