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Excitement fills me as I think about what the next few days will holdEvery year the Ethne Church Network Retreat is held at PonderosaRetreat and Conference Center As families arrive we begin to directpeople to their cabins Suddenly a short bus pulls in and anever-ending stream of Asians began to exit the bus Although I didntknow it this group of people known as the Karen would drasticallychange my life Most people in the United States know nothing about the Karen ethnicgroup including my family at the time Over the course of the week myfather developed a connection with these people We were informed thatthe Karen were refugees from Thailand as a result of the civil war inBurma This shocked my family deeply because until that moment we had noclue this war was happening Growing up in America I was blind to factsof the world the following year was a true eye opener for my familyThrough research and conversations my family learned that the Karenethnic tribe was a minority group that originally lived in the hills andjungles of Burma In 1827 a missionary named Adoniram Judson madecontact with these people Judson helped a man by the name of Ko Tha Byucome to Christ Between these two people Christianity spread likewildfire among the Karen tribe A little under 100 years later afterWorld War II the Burmese government fell A military dictatorship soontook control of the country and in 1948 a civil war broke out TheBurmese military wanted to rid anything associated with western cultureincluding Christianity Ever since then it has been the militaries goalto exterminate the Karen and other neighboring ethnic tribes due totheir relationships with God Because the Burmese had a shoot to killpolicy on the Karen they were forced to run and flee into refugee campson the border of Thailand Over a hundred and fifty thousand peopleincluding the Karen live in these camps all at the mercy of the rationsreceived by the United Nations
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