Jet Smee and Sha K Paw sit shoulder to shoulder in a church pew. Sha K Paw is wearing a suit and tie. Jet Smee is wearing a t-shirt with a vest over it.

Sha K Paw, left, talks to his son, Jet Smee, 15, during the church service for Karen people. Smee was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after his family fled from Myanmar to escape persecution. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror