Ka Tay, a refugee from Myanmar, quietly works on a bible study worksheet with her friend. Ka Tay wants to get her driver’s license someday so she can be independent and help her community. Getting to English classes is difficult without a car.
At the International Grocery Store on Russellville Road, Ghazwan Nahedh rings up customers. Prior to opening the grocery store Nahedh was a physics professor in Baghdad, Iraq.
Po Khu and Caleb Benningfield sit together as Po Khu completes his worksheet. Benninfield and his wife Laura have been helping their refugee friends in many ways, but they enjoy using the Bible to inspire their English lessons. Po Khu, who is married to Ka Tay, is a Christian. They wish they could participate in church more, but language issues sometimes happen.
Wesal Muhi, owner of Noor’s Alterations on Broadway, fashions a dress for a local Muslim girl. Muslim women often have trouble finding suitable clothing. Muhi helps with that.
Po Po, pictured far right, listens intently as Caleb Benningfield gives a Bible and English lesson. Po Po wants to learn English so she can get a good job and be a successful woman.
With two visits left of the semester, I was happy to have one last visit with my base chapter. Having never been to Kentucky, I was genuinely surprised to experience chilly air while I was there. 243 more words
Tonight is the final performance of Western Kentucky University’s production of The Comedy of Errors. This has been such a wonderful show to work on as it’s the first time I’ve done a full Shakespeare play. 61 more words