Egypt is famous for its ancient monuments such as the Pyramids and the Sphinx. It is also home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth. The land of Goshen, is the rich black soil along the Nile river, now referred to as the Delta region, was home to the children of Israel for 400 years at the time of Joseph and his 11 brothers. The Nile River is the life source of Egypt, being very rich in Bible history and is a very interesting country.
How do you describe the work of Loving Father, Gentle Saviour, and Mighty Rushing Wind Holy Spirit? I’m not sure it is possible. These were the highlights of one week in Myanmar. Seven days, Four church services, Two conferences. The Word of God opened and shared between multiple cultures in Five languages: English, Lisu, Burmese, Hebrew, and Greek. Continual prayer and constant worship bathed the settings of true worshipers, though we were always surrounded by Buddhist temples, Pagodas, and people. Rice, chicken, fish, pork, and fruit at nearly every meal. The only exception was breakfast, where we had rice, eggs, deep-fried “anything”, and fruit.
It was while we lived in Aceh with the Acehnese people that God imparted a huge burden on my heart for the Muslim people of the world. So much so that as of today I have developed a complete series on teaching for the Christian Church in motivating them to reach their own Islamic people for Jesus Christ.
Many of the pastors acknowledged that they have too often viewed the Bible through the lens of their culture, rather than confronting cultural errors through the lens of the Bible. We share in Paul’s confidence in the Spirit of God both in our lives and theirs:
The first week of December is a time that will be remembered for quite some time. There were a number of things that impressed us. Quite a few of the pastors & emerging leaders traveled on a bus for three days to attend this training conference. Furthermore, they would sit on the hard floor all day (6 hours) attentively drinking in deeply and diligently taking notes in their spiral notebooks.
The Northern border of Thailand meets up with Myanmar and Laos in a place called the Golden Triangle. Unfortunately, this area is suffering under the power of darkness due to drugs and idolatry. Many local native missionaries are engaged in taking the Gospel into the unreached villages of this region. It was here in Tachileik, Myanmar that MTM conducted a Servant Leadership Conference for pastors and missionaries.
Therefore, in 2019 going into 2020, MTM is focusing on making disciples of ALL NATIONS within the context of the world’s HIGHEST concentrations of Gospel UNREACHED people groups which is ASIA. Of the 7.2 BILLION souls on the globe today, 2.90 Billion or approximately 3,000 unreached people groups have never heard the Name of JESUS one single time.
I can only testify to God’s great faithfulness, love and compassion upon ALL of His People. Hallelujah and Amen would be the cry of my heart today as I reflect back on this amazing experience of worshipping, praying, leading, teaching, and crying with these godly men and women. I believe all of our team would echo my sentiments that God not only answers prayer, but He provides exceedingly abundantly above all that we might ask or think. The power of the presence of our Holy God was noticeably present as we lived, loved, learned, and taught among this wonderful group of people.
Four years ago MTM (Macedonian Teaching Ministry) had started a short-term Bible School in the state of Odisha (India) which later on named as Odisha Bible School (OBS). It is being organized by a local committee, formed by MTM to operate and organize the OBS every year.Each year 30 to 35 students are participating / attending the Bible school. Odisha Bible School (OBS) conducts three weeks training course and each year 30 to 35 evangelists, pastors, leaders those who are mostly untrained attend the same.
Having had very little idea of what to expect of the pastors conference in Taunggyi, Myanmar, I had one recurring prayer: “Lord, please empty me of self that there may be room in my heart for a full measure of Yourself”. God has answered this prayer, and we have been filled with countless blessings as we fellowshipped with our brothers and sisters of Myanmar.