John and his guitar
John, Mae La Refugee Camp
John (21) is one of seven brothers from a poor family in Karen State. Five remain in Burma with his parents, while the other is living in Minnesota in the US. John travelled to Thailand with an uncle and cousin, with whom he has been living in Mae La for the past three years. They are waiting here before being resettled in Omaha next year. John has been learning English, and plans to study theology in the US before returning to Burma to preach the Christian gospel.