The Lutheran Layman

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LUTHERAN L AYMAN Your Partner in HIS Mission!

May - June 2014

y r t s i n i M New Americans


by Allan R. Buckman

Gagan Gurung arrived in St. Louis, Mo., as a refugee on July 9, 2013, marking the end of a journey which began in the Bhutanese village of Phanphana some 22 years earlier. At that time, Gagan was 14 years of age. The day before their departure, a company of Bhutanese soldiers arrived to inform the more than 2,000 primarily Nepalese farmers, tradesmen, and laborers living in Phanphana that before sun-up the next day, all the Nepalese residents were to be gone. Any remaining could expect harsh treatment. Because this sort of thing had happened elsewhere, the residents knew the punishment would indeed be severe, so this was no idle threat. They also recognized this as the latest in see page 3

PC Booklet is Now in French and Chinese

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Outreach in Southeast Asia page 6

How LHM Fits with You pages 8-9

Maximize Your Witnessing pages 12-13

LHM Outreach Conference pages 16-17

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