In spite of the significant stresses and pressures that our brothers and sisters in Myanmar have been under, both from Covid-19 and from the activities of the army which overthrew the elected government and took control of the country in February last year, we have had positive reports from the member organisations of the conference concerning their Christmas and New Year functions and ministries.We are very pleased to share those details…
Pastor T sent the following pictures of the Christmas celebrations of his family and the orphan children, many of whom are now young adults, that he and his wife care for, with the comments…
“God is so good in all my life. We celebrated Christmas and New Year safely. I am sending some pictures to you.”
Pastor K’s celebrations revolved around the happy occasion in the first week of the New Year when he wrote…
“These two men are new converts from Buddhist background. After they accepted Jesus Christ as their own personal Lord and Savior they took water baptism on this New Year. We praise God for adding new converts to His Church (body).”
One of the men was already a member of their church and the other took membership of the church following his baptism.
Please pray for these two new members of God’s great, worldwide family, asking that they will grow in grace and the knowledge of their Lord.
Pastor K also asked us to pray for a function coming up for their Bible College – Salem Theological School -in March
“This is my sincere and humble prayer request. This year, four of our students going to finish their course and at the first week of March we are praying to be able to have graduation exercises. In those graduation exercises, we expect around two hundred people to invite. Therefore, please remember us in your prayer time for those plans. Thank you very much for your love and care for us. We love you and God bless you 🙏🙏🙏”
Pastor D and his leadership team spent time setting out their program and goals for the New Year. He wrote as follows in the first few days of 2022…
“This is our prayer request for 2022. For the new year of 2022 we have a big dream and vision for the kingdom of God in our country. We are very small church and ministry but we have a great vision and strong faith in Him. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you.” Matthew 7:7
This is our vision and praying for 2022.
- We are praying for to send more church planters and support them around in our country
- We want to train more young people to become church planters and leaders in our country.
- We want to care and provide for more children for their education, physical and spiritual life.
- We want to distribute Bibles to new believers in our ministry. Thousands of people, believers and unbelievers do not have Bibles in their hand. We share gospel and when people accept Jesus as their Saviour and Lord they need Bibles for their life.
- We want to have 10 motorcycles – 3 for MBC staffs, and 7 for church planters and orphanage homes. It is useful for travel here and there to go market for MBC staffs and share evangelism outreach for church planters.
- We are praying for to have 2 laptops computers for our college’s staff. Their computer is very old and not good working most of the time.
Thank you so much for your praying and concern for the kingdom of God and to fulfil the great commission of Jesus Christ here in Myanmar.
Thanks and God bless you.
Pastor D has sent us details of the approximate costs of the above items – if you feel the Lord’s leading to assist them financially, we would be pleased to give you details.
Will you please pray for all the members of the Advent Christian Conference of Myanmar and for their activities and ministries in 2022. Pastor K has recently been elected as President of the conference for a two-year term. The four member organisations of the conference care for a total of 304 children and young people, all of whom were orphans or from disadvantaged family situations. Since the army take-over of the country the cost of food has risen dramatically, and their constant concern is being able to provide sufficient food for their very large “families”.
As you pray for the Advent Christian Conference of Myanmar and their ministries, please also remember all Christians in the country – the Open Doors organisation indicates that there are about 4.2 million in Myanmar, about 8% of the total population. The military has begun to target Christians and their property in some parts of the country as part of their plan to “rid the country” of Christianity and other minority ethnic groups.