Pastor Joy David’s Ministry
“Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” It is a wonderful blessing that God has prepared me to be a church planter in Paletwa to the extension of His Kingdom. It is a great encouragement for me to learn that many men of God around the world are praying for our ministry.
I started a house church in 2013; our weekly programs consist of Bible studies, worship times, prayer, and evangelism. Though we are few in numbers, we conducted all of our weekly programs regularly. Some young people from nearby villages come and study at the local university and trade schools in Paletwa; I try my best to reach them with the gospel. If we can reach them with the Gospel, they will go and teach their parents and villages what they believe.
I praise and thank the Lord for His goodness towards us. Due to your prayer help, we are all safe. Our Paletwa church planting work is progressing:
Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ. Due to your prayer help, our training was completed successfully from November 13-18, 2023. Unfortunately, many young people from villages could not join us because the road was closed three days before our training day. So, only 21 people joined us; they were from Paletwa town. Two pastors, Kyaw Myint Htay and Paw Oo taught them about salvation and discipleship courses. They did very well. Thanks to God for the success of gospel training.
As the political situation has worsened in our area, fighting has been happening even in our town so we could not have worship service on Sundays. Many people run to safe places in the jungle and rural villages. As all the roads were closed, our two pastors had no road to go back to Yangon. However, we sent them by footpath through the jungle to Sit Twee City.
Kyaw Myint Htay and Paw Oo were able to reach Sit Twee City. They took a flight from Sittwee to Yangon and reached Yangon safely on December 9, 2023. Praise the Lord for their safe journey.
In Paletwa town, villages are still battlefields, and all internet lines and telephone lines are closed; we cannot contact David Joy & Jacob. The news said that all are in a difficult situation. Please pray. Pray for the people, especially our mission members in Paletwa township, for their daily food. They are all refugees.
Bong Wee Village:
Pastor Jacob and his members are working hard to repair their church building work. Their weekly programs are doing well. They visit their church member’s houses and pray for them regularly. They conduct fasting prayer every Friday; this time of speaking with the Lord is effective for my members and ministry.
In Long Kadu Village:
Pastor Lun Pah and his members were doing outreach evangelism in their village regularly. They share the gospel with those who are willing to listen, and they distribute tracts.
Pye Chaung Ye Takhun Village:
Unfortunately, Mokha storm destroyed the roof and wall of their church building. Pastor King Talyn and his members repaired it last month. Some houses of the church members were also affected, and we are doing our best to help them rebuild. Pray for the repair work of the church and the houses.
Pastor Win Naing and his member’s weekly ministries are doing well. They are conducting prayer meetings, group discussions with non-Christians, and worship services. They are also distributing gospel tracts to non-Christians.
In Paletwa Town:
My co-worker U Khin Maan and I worked together for evangelism this summer. We conducted a two-day gospel rally. Praise the Lord. Unfortunately, soon after that, the storm destroyed many houses and people were facing difficult situations. We distributed some relief goods from our church. Praise the Lord.
- Give thanks to God for all my member’s safety and weekly programs.
- Give thanks to God for the reconstruction of the Bong Wee Church building.
- Pray for a new church building in Paletwa, we have land and need to build a two-story building.
- Pray for our country, we need peace and freedom.