Pastor Joseph, one of the four leaders of the Advent Christian Conference of Myanmar and leader of THE WORD MISSION, has a real burden for the lost and spends much time, with his team, in areas of his country that are unreached with the Gospel. In some of the newly reached areas, graduates of his Bible School in Yangon return to their home villages or nearby areas to live in a village with the intention of taking the Gospel to the people and planting a church. There is often significant opposition from the leaders and residents of the villages and they are often sent away, sometimes quite forcibly.
THE WORD MISSION cannot fully support all their church planters and he has provided the following information about some of them and asks for believing prayer that the Lord will provide for their physical needs and that He will bless their ministries and bring fruit for their labours.
Their “bridge” into the community is a school where they teach secular subjects and they also have a Sunday School. They are able to do some medical work for those in need.
Lone Aung and his wife Phypopho Win have been ministering in the Rakhine State and Mayone Division for 4 years as church planters. They have three children – John (9 years old), Tun LingAung (4 years old) and Martura.
They are ministering to people of the Chin Pum, Dai, and Burmese tribes.
Their “bridge” into the community is a school where they teach secular subjects and they also have a Sunday School.
David and his wife April Tim have been ministering in the Shan State for 4 years as church planters. They are both from Lahu tribes. David earned a B.Th. degree at THE WORD Bible School. They have one daughter – Rebecca.
They are ministering to people of the Lahu, Akha, Shan and Burmese tribes.
Their “bridge” into the community is a school where they teach secular subjects and they also have a Sunday School which April Tim leads.
They are also caring for 20 orphan /underprivileged children.
David and his wife are assisted by WaiLwiOo, who earned his B.Th degree at THE WORD Bible School. To quote Pastor Joseph “WaiLwiOo is not so bad. Many times he has run away from us, but still we love him as a church planter. He wants to get married. Please pray for him, so that he may be faithful to the Lord as well as to us. Please pray that WaiLwiOo will not run away from the Lord as Jonah did.”
The pictures below are from Pastor David’s house churches.