On May 6, 2023, Sah Kler was ordained to the gospel ministry at the Omaha Karen Seventh-day Adventist Church in Omaha, NE. This ordination was not just a significant moment for Sah Kler’s ministry but also for the Karen community.
Sah Kler graduated from high school in the Karen State and taught at the Sho Per Ko Seventh-day Adventist Middle School for many years. After one year of teaching, he became an Adventist. Due to civil war, his family moved to a refugee camp in Thailand. While living in the camp, he attended layman ministry training. The training left a big impact on his life and he started serving God as a church elder. In 2000, the United Nations gave refugees in the camp an opportunity to resettle. Sah Kler’s family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2008. The Karen Adventists in Fort Worth worshiped in an apartment. Sah Kler and his wife Moo Paws’ children loved being part of Pathfinders and many other church activities.
In 2012 the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, and started to attend the Karen church there. After one year, the North American Division asked Sah Kler to be the pastor of the Omaha Karen Adventist Church. “Knowing this was God’s calling for me, I humbly accepted and devoted my life to serve God’s people,” says Sah Kler. Since he did not have formal theological training, he studied under Pastors Jimmy Shwe, John Sweigart, Virgil Covel and Melvin Santos. In 2014 the Kansas-Nebraska Conference hired Sah Kler.
In 2022 Sah Kler enrolled in the online Ministerial Training offered by Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary. In addition to his work in Omaha, he was asked to look after other Karen believers in Lincoln, Kansas City and Garden City. Sah Kler is also the secretary in the NAD Karen Ministry and helps advise NAD youth leaders as needed.
The wide impact of Sah Kler’s ministry was evident by the presence of various pastors and church members from around the NAD at his ordination. May the Lord continue to be with Sah Kler and his family as they continue to minister and serve the Karen community in Omaha and around the Kansas-Nebraska Conference.