The ability to communicate with the leaders in Myanmar is a little easier at the moment and we have received further brief details from some of them. For the sake of security, we will refer to them by their initials only.
Pastor J wrote today, 2 June - “Many thanks for praying for us. Without your prayer support we cannot be here”
He told us that he is caring for 70 orphans/disadvantaged children and said that he has been trying to send us pictures of them but “the internet line is no good”! He will send pictures as soon as he can. He went on to say that in January, “…before the military coup took over all the country, we baptized 30 children in January 2021.” Praise the Lord for these young people who have become members of God’s great worldwide family by being obedient to their Saviour. Pray that they will grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him. Pray too for Pastor J and his team as they care for and nurture these young lives.
Pastor D also wrote today. He advised that they have just moved to their new campus see Prayer Supporters Update April 2020 and are praising the Lord for that move. They are now “building a chapel hall building and connecting the electricity to the site.” The total cost for these is about NZ$45,000 or about 55 million Myanmar kyats!! Please pray that as He has done to get them into the new campus, the Lord will continue to graciously provide. Pastor D and his group care for 97 orphans/disadvantaged children in 5 different locations around the city and of course their Bible College is also based at the new campus.
Since November 2020 we have been praying for Pastor D, following his hospitalisation with severe stomach pain, which turned out to be gastritis. Since leaving hospital he has been taking medication for this condition but, praise the Lord, he was able to tell us that “By the grace of God and your praying my stomach pain has completely healed.”
Pastor D ended his message by writing ”Thanks again for your love and praying.”
Pastor K sent some pictures and details of a wedding that their family and congregation celebrated on Sunday 16 May. It was special for Pastor K’s family as the bridegroom was one of the orphan boys who he and his wife have cared for and nurtured since about 2008. He has considerable musical ability and has been playing the keyboard for their services for some time. It was special for the congregation which meets at Pastor K’s home because the bride is the daughter of one of the families who meets with them.
Please rejoice with this couple as they have begun their life together and pray for them as they seek to continue to honour and serve their Lord.