I am so very sad to have learned this evening that my good friend from Burma, Dr. Chin Do Kham, died unexpectedly this morning. The details are still not certain, but it seems that he never made it to a service this morning in the Washington, D.C. area and his body was later found in his hotel room. Dr. Kham was a leader among leaders in the Zomi community in Burma and around the world. Our church, Second Baptist Church of Germantown, sent a missionary to the Zomi people in the Chin State of Burma in 1910 when none of them were Christians. Today, 90% of the Chin State is Christian with most being spiritual descendants of Dr. Cope. Chin Do invited me to preach at the Cope Centennial Jubilee in Tulsa, OK and in Tedim, Chin State Burma in 2010. He personally escorted me around the country of Burma from Rangoon to Mandalay to Kalemyo to Tedim, and he made it possible for me to communicate greetings from Second Baptist Church of Germantown to our Christian brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. He stayed in my home several times while he was ministering among the Zomi immigrants here in Philadelphia. He preached at Second Baptist Church of Germantown and blessed the congregation. My heart is heavy knowing I will not see him again until we meet again at the feet of our savior Jesus.


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