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By :AmyCannon When y ou wal ki nt ot he f oy erofRedeemer Chur c h,i ti sdi f f i c ul tt o mi s st he l ar ge s t at ementpai nt ed on t he wal labov et he ent r anc e:“ Li v e gener ous l y . ”The wor dsar e mor et han j us ta c at c hphr as e att hi s c hur c h.On Dec ember19,2010, s omet hi ng ex t r aor di nar yhappened when “ Li v e Gener ous l y ”wasputi nt o ac t i on. I tbegan wi t ht he pur c has e oft he pr oper t y l oc at ed at1406 Mi l l erSt r eeti nt he c i t y ofUt i c ai n 2009.Pas t orRi c kAndr ew s t at ed, “ We hav eac i t yf i l l ed wi t hr ef ugees ,and t heyar e ourmi s s i on f i el d.We want ed t o hel p t he i mmi gr ant s , s pi r i t ual l y and pr ac t i c al l y . ef ugee c amp i n Thai l and. Whi l e May Yee t ook Deut er onomy 10: 19 s t at es ,‘ And y ou ar et ol ov er ar e ofher s pec i alneeds s on,Whi n Ki n,her t hos e who ar ef or ei gner s ,f ory ou y our s el v es wer ec hus bandl i v edandwor k edout s i deoft heRef ugee f or ei gner si n Egy pt . ’ ” Camp. I n 2004,a t er r i bl e mi s t ak ec l ai med t he l i f e o f h e r h u s b a n d w h e n a B u r m e s e s o l d i er I nt he pur s ui tofhel pi ng t hi sc ommuni t y pr ac t i c al l y , hought he was a s py f or anot her gr oup of t he pas t or als t af fofRedeemer Chur c h appr oac hed t e.May Yee was now on herown t or ai s e t he c i t yt o pur c has e a home t heyc oul dr es t or e.The peopl Wh i n K i n b y h e r s e l f . I n 2 0 0 7 , M a y Y e e a n d h e r pur pos e woul d be t ot r ans f or mt he pr oper t yand gi v e on mov ed t o Ut i c a. She met Lay Taw, t hehomeawayt oar ef ugeef ami l y .Thank st oMay ors i , and ot her Bur mes e member s of Roef ar o,t he l oc at i on was pur c has ed f ora nomi nalMaungKy c h.Dur i ng2009,MayYeebec ame f ee.The under t ak i ng ofs uc h a maj orpr oj ec twasRedeemerChur c handwasbapt i z ed. c ompl et ed att he hands ofmany who donat ed t hei ramemberofRedeemerChur ong af t er ,hers on bec ame v er yi l lwi t hl i v er t i me,t al ent sand r es our c est or es t or et he pr oper t y . Notl f ai l ur e.Af t ert he pr ay er s ofmany ,Whi n Ki n was i nal l yabl et or ec ei v eal i v ert r ans pl ant . Cur r ent l y , Ther e wer e manybus i nes s esi nv ol v ed i nt hi spr oj ec t ,f s doi ng v er y wel land ev en at t ends J ones i nc l udi ng Ambr os e El ec t r i c , Buc k Cons t r uc t i on,he i hooli n Ut i c a.The Lor d’ shand hasbeen upon Compas s i on Coal i t i on,Count r y Subur ban Heat i ng & Sc hi sf ami l y ,and al lar es ot hank f ult o hav e May Cool i ng, Rome Gener al Lumber , and Wheel oc kt n Ki n asa par toft he c hur c h body . Sani t at i on. Howev er ,t hi s c oul d not hav e been Yee and Whi c ompl et ed wi t hout t he hel p and dedi c at i on of n Khi nr ec ei v ed t he k ey st ot hei r c ount l es s peopl el i k e Rol and J ac k s on,El i y ah Sok ol ,Ma Yee and Wi n an of f i c i alc er emony atRedeemer Howar d Qui c k ,St an Rus z al a and Dav i d My er s ,who new home i c h on Sunday , Dec ember 19t h, wi t h t he donat ed t hei rt i me and ener gy t o as s i s ti nt he Chur or i n at t endanc e. The s er v i c et ouc hed t he c ompl et i on oft he home.The t r ans f or mat i on t hatt ookMay h e a r t s o f m a n y , a n d t h e r e w a s n o t a d r y e y e i n pl ac e bet ween 2009 and 2010 was amaz i ng.The he hous e.When Ma Yee wal k ed down t he ai s l e f ami l y t hat woul d r ec ei v e t hi s home woul d be t t or ec ei v et he k ey st o hernew hous e,s he had ex t r emel ybl es s ed. s uc haj oy f ulandy ethumbl es pi r i tabouther .Ma pr es s ed hergr at i t ude when s he s ai d,“ I Pas t orRi c k Andr ew ex pl ai ned t he s el ec t i on pr oc es s :Yee ex e nev erf el tt hi smuc hj oyi n myl i f e bef or e.I “ Oft he many appl i c ant st or ec ei v et he home,t hr ee hav es s ed by t he gr ac e ofGod.Inev erev en wer es el ec t ed due t ot hei rgr eatneed.Fr om t hes e am bl eamed t hatIwoul d own a hous e.Idon’ tk now t hr ee,adr awi ngwashel d. ”Thewi nneroft hehous e dr os ay .Iam s of ul lofj oy . ” was Ma Yee and hers on,Whi n Ki n.The s t or y ofwhatt herl i f e has t ouc hed many . Or i gi nal l yf r om Bur ma, May Yee and herf ami l y wer ef or c ed t of l ee t oa

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