Jet Smee sits in a church pew with two children. His head is on the back of the pew in front of him. The children are looking at a cell phone.

Many Karen teenagers and children, including Jet Smee, joined the church service at the Central Baptist Church in Hartford. Flags of communities that the church has served were hung in the center, including the flags of Karen, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Russia, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, The Philippines, Vietnam, Ukraine, Scotland and Togo. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror