Thank you, all, for your kindness and support through prayer, giving,
or just kind words of encouragement. I'd like to share a bit of the trip with you.
I learned while in Myanmar, that after David Lian asked me to come and help him put on a leadership conference for
church leaders and teach for him in his school, he hoped I would say, "no." He just didn't want to deal with the
disappointment of one more person saying they would help, only to back out in the end. When I said, "yes," I really
didn't know what I had said yes to, but I knew whatever it was, God would help me if God was in it.
Earlier this spring, when I was unsure how I would pay for this trip and everything I needed
to bring, I was sitting praying one morning, "Lord, are you in this? Is this something you want me to do?" No sooner
had those words lifted to heaven, then I received a FB message from David Lian asking me what the dates would be for my trip.
I took that as a "yes" and never looked back.
a people deeply committed to the cause of Christ and loving their neighbors. We traveled to Kalay and put on a two-day leadership
conference and fed about 50-60 people at Church of the Rock on Friday and Saturday the 22nd and 23rd of August. The next day
I preached in the same church and we gave the church 100,000 of their dollars.
Sunday afternoon, the elders of the church saw us off at the airport in Kalay, and we flew back down to Yangon where
David Lian runs a school of theology. Monday and Tuesday, I taught all grades combined and enjoyed praise and worship with
them. On Tuesday, I was very blessed to have them celebrate my birthday with cake and singing. I visited the orphanage connected
to the school, and met with two other ministries connected to the school. That evening I preached in their chapel service
and enjoyed a wonderful last evening in Yangon with David and his wife for a night on the town and a lovely dinner out. They
dropped me at the airport for the first leg of my journey home, a red eye to Hong Kong.
Since returning home, I have been thinking of starting a support ministry for the different branches of the ministry
there, as I believe God has opened up a window of opportunity in Myanmar through changes in government and a decrease in the
oppression and violence against Christian people in Myanmar, especially those from Chin State.
I am currently planning for Asian Adventure 2018 and praying for the following:
of books of theology in English to assist in meeting accreditation requirements. (5,000 volumes.)
2. 5 laptop computers
for their library and study purposes for all students. (They had 5 PCs that are all unusable now.)
3. 1 laptop for the
school office (They had 1 but the Hard drive crashed.)
4. Financial provision for the orphanage. ($350 USD rent per month)
5. Financial provision for a prison ministry to child prisoners, 5-yrs-old to 18-yrs-old. (This kind of ministry is illegal,
so must be carried out with extreme care. The government does not want Christians proselytizing.)
6. Financial provisions
for scholarships for needy students.
If you're reading this
and interested in standing with me in prayer support or any other kind of support, please PM me.
Once again, thank you so much for your support in 2017.
God's richest blessings to you,