On August 27th Raymond Burkholder, Joyce and I left for Thimpu, Bhutan for a MTM Bible conference. This was the 23rd conference since the MTM’s beginning. Bhutan’s population is just under 700,000 and less than .5 % are Christians. Most of the people are Buddhist. The government is Buddhist. So the Christians there do face a great challenge. Let’s pray for our brothers and sisters in Bhutan.
After a good flight with a good view of Mt. Everest, we landed at one of the hardest International Airports to land at, Paro International Airport. What an experience.
Our arrival was on Sunday Morning and since the preaching service was in the afternoon, Raymond and I were promptly told we were both to speak. So this we did and Joyce gave her testimony.
This conference was 2 days long. Raymond taught on “Servant Leadership” and I taught from the book of Hebrews. The days were long and the amount of teaching we did was a bit overloaded because we covered most of our material in this short time. But the testimonies at the end of the conference are what really told the story.
1. “This is the first time I have ever heard teaching like this” by a young man.
2. A testimony with tears from a former lady assistant to a witch doctor.
3. Several gave testimony of the impact of the “Servant Leadership” spirit.
4. The testimonies came with tears and passion.
When we got home I sent my Hebrews file to a young missionary that lives in a part of India that is between Nepal and Bhutan. Following is the response I got from him. I know Raymond also gave his notes to someone.
Greetings from Sikkim !
Well thank you so much for sending me the precious materials which will be so much help full to become more stronger in faith and walk closely with Jesus. It was really very encouraging to hear your message and i admire you and madam serving our lord in this very old age with great burden. In a short period of time i am really blessed to have fellowship with you. May our lord use you both more abundantly.
MTM Ministry Team; Raymond Burkholder & Lee & Joyce Mummau
Most All The Attendees Were Church Leaders From Different Districts of Bhutan
Editors Note; The above article was written by brother Lee Mummau. Brother Lee & his wife Joyce traveled with MTM to Bhutan and Lee served as a guest teacher with MTM. Lee & Joyce live here in Thailand and are part of the IGo administration. A very special thank you to Lee & Joyce for serving the Lord through MTM.