Mara Chin connections culminate in Charlotte church

July 25, 2015
by Skip & Carol Tobin
Skip Tobin is USA Ministries Director, a shared position with Virginia Mennonite Missions. Carol Tobin contributed editing.

Mara Chin connections culminate in Charlotte church

Our Conference demographic has just experienced a change of no small significance. The Tennessee Carolina Kentucky District has recently welcomed a vibrant group of young refugee families whose passionate Christian faith has enabled them to endure the throes of transition from Burma to Malaysia to the US. The Chin are a large minority people numbering about three million, found mostly in the Chin State located in western Myanmar, but also in the eastern Indian state of Mizoram and in Bangladesh. Their homeland, the all but inaccessible Chindwin valley, serves as …

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