God so graciously opened the door for another MTM Bible conference in Myanmar August 31 to September 4th. Matthew Landis from Ephrata, PA traveled to this side of the world to serve as the second teacher. Back in January MTM was in Myanmar but this conference was sponsored by a different coordinator and a total different group of church leaders. The conference started with about 45 leaders in attendance and peaked towards the end with about 80 in attendance. There were church leaders there from most all regions of Myanmar. Even some from the very northern state of Kachin. Our hearts thrilled to see church leaders come together for the conference from five different major denominations. How our hearts thrilled in their desire and willingness to hear the Word of God. In many ways we learn so much from them. Their openness to hear and receive truth they never heard before. Their passion to see their own people come to Jesus Christ. Their willingness to sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel. Their hunger for the Word of truth is any teacher or preachers absolute delight. Blessed be God !!!
So many blessings were ours on this ministry trip. We visited an orphanage where 30 dear children were living in three 10’x12’bamboo homes. Their well trained mannerism and singing just thrilled our hearts with only about a 10 watt dimming light bulb. There we also witnessed a baptism of about 13 new believers in the night with only one flashlight.
Our native coordinator married Saturday right after the conference was over. What a blessing was ours to have part in this very special couples wedding.
Please do pray for the Christians in Myanmar. They face many hardships and in some regions there is also persecution. To be sure their lives are not endangered I will not be posting a group photo. Our coordinator did give me the blessing to post his picture with his new bride.
Our Native Lisu Coordinator With His New Bride