Pastor Maung Law Tam’s Testimony
I was born to a so-called Roman Catholic family in 1997 at Midat township, Southern Chin State, upper Myanmar. My father had two wives, Daw Om Zuan and Daw Ha Om. My mother is Daw Om Zuan, she has eleven children, and Daw Ha Om has seven children. So I have lots of brothers and sisters. Among them, there are more girls then boys. According to our tribe, from tradition, men can have up to three wives. Even nowadays, many men have more than one wife. My parents are cultivators. As a big family, my parents are working hard to support our daily food and education programs.
I was growing up in such an ungodly family. I used to enjoy drinking with my young friends. One day a preacher came and preached the gospel to our village. I joined the teaching about salvation for two days. The preacher taught us about sin, and why Jesus Christ died for us, those who believed in Him have eternal life, which is a gift, etc., and I was touched and converted to Christ. After reading several books of the New Testament, I felt that I needed to preach the gospel of salvation to those who did not know it. When I read 2 Timothy 4:2, “preach the word in season and out of season..”. I decided to serve God throughout my life. My prayer is fulfilled by God when I joined the Biblical Institute of Theology in June 2016, and I graduated in February 2020. Praise the Lord. Now I am preparing for church planting ministry nearby Yangon City. My Principal Rev. Dr. Thawng Nei Bil had advised me to start a church planting at Wat-in-poh village, Hlegu township, Yangon division, where about 1500 people and about 1000 war refugees are living. Therefore, please pray for me that I may serve as a church planter from 2021.
Praise God for bringing us to a blessed New Year 2024. May the God of Almighty bless you all.
The Lord bless thee and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.Numbers 6:24-26 KJV
In my ministry in November and December, I reached out to new people in my area and Sabutawng village, and we conducted one day of gospel training for non-Christians. I thank God that about 20 people came and listened to the gospel of Jesus Christ. They were pleased. I invited my friend, Pastor Hoi Ceu, to help with the teaching. We often could not go out for evangelism because of political problems, but sometimes the Lord opens a way to reach people. Praise the Lord.
We celebrated Christmas in two places: Sabutawng village and my place. Several new people heard about Jesus the Savior, born in Bethlehem. I thank God more people are interested in hearing about the salvation story.
Thanks to God for the success of our Christmas season ministry and Christmas celebrations! Thanks to God for our weekly programs, such as Bible study, home cells and prayer meetings, and Sunday worship services. Pray for the New Year 2024 that the Lord may open many more doors of ministry. Pray for our country; we need freedom and peace. I am grateful for your prayers and support for my family and ministry. May the Lord continue to bless you all. Yours in Christ’s service,
Our God is faithful in keeping His children. Though we are undergoing political crisis, He provides for our needs and keeps us safe from all kinds of evil till today. Praise His precious Holy Name.
My ministry this summer was doing well in that we were able to conduct our weekly services without fail. Though we are few in number, we do our best for the service of God. The most constant problem is daily food and safety. My members are poor and uneducated, so getting a proper job is challenging. Some of them eat a single meal a day, sometimes only porridge. We praise God that my oversees’ church is able to provide relief goods of rice and distribute this among my members. They were very happy for the food.
During the summer there was a lot of rain, and some places were flooded so we could not go out much of the time. I helped my members and the surrounding people as best as I could. When people are sick, I assist in getting them to the hospitals or clinics.
I continue to share the gospel despite the hardships of the weather and travel. One young man, Maung Aye Chan has received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Pray for him to take baptism soon.
- Give thanks to God for the safety of my members and our weekly services.
- Give thanks to God for the three bags of rice which was received from my overseer Pastor Thawng Nei Bil.
- Pray for my outreach ministry so that the Lord may open hearts and they will come to know Jesus is the Savior of all men.
- Pray hard for the widow of Ko Kayin, one of my church members, he had been sick for a couple of weeks. He suddenly passed away during the night, he was thirty-six. We are grateful that the costs of the funeral were covered by my overseer and his church. He was buried the next day with the help of my co-workers Pastor Paw Oo and Pastor Toe Toe. Pray for his widow, they had no children.
- Pray for our country, Myanmar. We need freedom and peace.