Recently Read: For Hmong Christians, cultures mesh comfortably

Star-Tribune Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Jean Hopfensperger of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote a great story about the Wheelock UMC in St. Paul during this Christmas season:

Walk into Wheelock United Methodist Church, one of about 25 Hmong Christian congregations in the state, and it’s easy to see the cross-cultural connections.

Energetic children in the back pews, waiting to participate in the Christmas pageant, are not dressed in robes of Middle Eastern shepherds. Rather, they embrace Jesus as their own by wearing colorful Hmong dresses and black vests — and in little Mary’s case, with a white shawl over her head.

via For Hmong Christians, cultures mesh comfortably | Star Tribune.

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