Snow Rahlen came to Greensboro, N.C., in the summer of 1994. She came from the Montagnard community in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Over 5,000 Montagnard people live in North Carolina – the largest population in the world outside of Vietnam. Snow brought her longtime sponsor and friend, Celia Shankle, with her to have a conversation in MobileBooth East.
Snow described her journey to the U.S. 15 years ago. On the way, there was a flight delay in Taipei, Taiwan. A couple hundred of people that came with her on her flight slept in the waiting room at the airport. “Changing flights takes a lot of faith,” she said. “All you have to do is carry your ticket and they tell you where to go. Just the airplane journey prepared me a lot for being in a new country.” (more…)