In our February Update, we listed details which Pastor Kenneth had sent which set out showing their planned activities for 2020. He wrote, “I hope that this information will help you how to pray and what to pray for Gospel for Myanmar Mission.”
- “We extend our mission fields and have mission work report form. And our prayer goal is, in Insein Church every Sunday around 100 people would come to the Church and will call the name of Jesus in 2020
- We will expand our worship place, and this will be started from 20 January 2020. It is already started today, January 20, 2020.
- To have a one-month course training from April, 2020.
- Evangelism trip to Synphio Kyun at the end of February, 2020.
- Salvation camp at Insein Church from 12 – 17 April, 2020.
- Youth Camp for 13, 14 March, 2020.
- Women Training for 14,15 March, 2020.
- Bible School re-open from June to the end of January, 2021.”
Thank you for your prayers – progress has already been made – the expansion to their area for worship has been completed and is in use. Pastor Kenneth wrote on 22 February…
“… these pictures were taken after expanding our church and pulpit. We do very much appreciate your prayer for us.”
On 14 and 15 March, they had two days training for their ladies, led by Pastor Kenneth’s wife Eunice,
The enlarged meeting area is being well used – below are pictures of the morning worship service on Sunday 14 March.
Pastor Kenneth asks us to pray for their members and contacts during the month of April. For the whole month they are having a course of Bible training (study) and from Sunday 12 April to Friday 17 April they will be having their annual Salvation Camp – a time of evangelical preaching and study with the specific aim of leading people to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
He also asks that we pray that the Lord will provide funds to enable him to purchase a new laptop computer – the one that he has used for a long time has stopped working and the repair shop has told him it cannot be repaired. A new, good quality one will cost 565,000 kyats – about NZ$720.
In October last year Pastor Kenneth asked us to pray for his garment manufacturing project (Salem Garment Factory) which they had set up to generate funds to support their ministries and to give paid employment to some members of their congregation. They started the project in May and had had some orders, but the onset of their rainy season meant their volume had been fairly low to that point. He asked that we pray for an increase in orders.
Thank you for your prayers – the Lord has answered them wonderfully. Pastor Kenneth recently wrote…
“Our Clothing Factory also going well as you pray for this project. Since the past October we can have six workers in this work, and since October the workers are very busy. Even on Sunday after worship service they continue working. We also can have some income from the clothing factory for mmk. 200,000/ per-month (about NZ$255). We do very much appreciate and would like to say “Thank you ” to all who pray for this project.
Now we are praying to be able to have the machine for cutting cloths. One of our ladies (the leader of the workers) told me that, if we can have the machine for cutting cloths the benefits also could be getting more. Therefore, I attach the sample picture of the machine along with this letter. Since we do not have the machine for cutting cloths, we always pay for cutting. Therefore, I sincerely and humbly would like to request to pray continually for this project as you been praying for.
Again, I would like to say “Thank you” for your love, your prayer and your support for the mission work here in Myanmar. We pray that ” May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly in your ministries”. Glory and Honor be to Jesus our Lord!”
He went on to say that some of the young people in their congregation are now also learning the “tailoring trade” – one of the ladies who is a member of the staff of the Salem Garment Factory is teaching them.
Please continue to pray for Pastor Kenneth and all the ministries of his organisation – GOSPEL FOR MYANMAR.