For two millennia, God has been guiding the ministry leadership of the church from one generation to the next. In the book of Acts, the Apostle Paul was accompanied by Silas, and later Timothy joined them. Two of Paul’s Epistles were addressed to “Timothy, my true child in the faith.” One of the crucial principles of church leadership is training young people in the faith to become the next leaders of the church.[Read more…] about Generations Passing the Baton
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Director Steve Wheeler guest hosts the David Spoon Experience on KPRZ 1210AM in San Diego, CA. In this second hour of the radio show, Steve shares about Pastor Ruat in Myanmar and Pastor Amjed and the adversity they face pastoring in those difficult places. He also interviews Dr. Jay Grimstead author of the new book Rebuilding Civilization On The Bible.
Our main goal at White Fields is to provide a salary for a national Pastor that will allow a self-sustaining church to be planted. As part of supporting that goal, we seek to have holistic community transformation through various projects that help raise the quality of life of people in the local church. Listed below are several of the projects that our national pastors have identified as helping transform their community.
By joining us you can provide one of these solutions to a community of believers in Uganda, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
Interlocking Soil Stabilized Bricks (ISSB) machines have transformed brick making efforts across the continent of Africa. ISSB bricks are environmentally friendly and are an economical way to build water tanks and buildings. A cohesive team using a brick machine can produce 700 bricks a day. In 2016 White Fields purchased two brick making machines for our churches in southwest Uganda. These tools empower the congregation with the ability to construct new church buildings and water tanks as the Gospel goes forth into new communities. Read more…
The water tanks we build use gutters to channel rainwater from a house roof into a tank protected from insects and contamination. A water tank made from ISSB bricks is stronger, longer lasting, and one-third the price of a traditional plastic tank imported from southern Uganda. These tanks are produced in both 2,000-liter household sizes, as well as in larger 10,000-liter community sizes. Our churches built their first rainwater harvesting tank in Rukungiri, Uganda in 2015. This tank, strategically placed next to the church of God’s Embassy Kotobo is now the central collection point for water in the community.
In Rukungiri, Uganda we are establishing a piggery project. Through supporters joining White Fields we are able to provide a sow (female pig) to a family in the local church, that sow once impregnated has little piglets which the owners are then able to sell, increasing their income and allowing them to raise their quality of life. Once each family in the church has raised full grown pigs they will be able to sell them as a group in Kampala at full market value. To help restore pride and dignity to a family in Uganda go to our website and get involved. A donation of $45 dollars buys a female piglet which is raised to produce more pigs.
Christmas greetings to all in the name of Jesus Christ. May the peace from the Father rest upon you all. Due to your prayer help, our political situation is a little bit better than in the previous months. The Arakan Army and the Government Army are making temporary ceasefire agreements. Some roads are open but may are still closed so the price of goods is still very high and expensive. People are still encountering hardship. As we were under military control, we were unable to go to many places in the Paletwa township, so we did our best to share the gospel with our immediate neighbors.
Pastor Lunpah is working hard to reach new people with the message of salvation by giving our tracts and sharing the Word of God with neighboring people. Lunpah has been working at the refugee camp in Longkadu, some of our members from Temawa village were shifted to Longkadu as refugees. Pastor Lunpah is sharing the gospel with those who do not know Christ and inviting them to attend worship.
Pastor Jacob’s ministry in Bong Wee Church is doing well. They are not currently increasing in the number of members, but they are increasing in Christian life and their trust in God. Due to the political crisis, we were under such pressure that we could not fulfill our plan for ministry. However, we regularly worship God on Sundays and hold prayer meetings on Saturday mornings. It was amazing that we could conduct Christmas celebrations on Christmas day and the whole village came including non-Christians. I had the opportunity to share the good news that Jesus brought us for the whole world.
In Paletwa Town, David Joy is continuing his ministry. He reports that due to your prayers, the church is increasing in members. Weekly services are occurring regularly, including prayer meetings, worship services on Sundays, and Bible study programs. Christmas celebrations were conducted successfully on Christmas day and eight new people came to join us. They were people reached during the outreach ministry and they received Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Praise the Lord!
- Give thanks to God for His goodness in keeping His children safe till the present day.
- Give thanks to God for our Christmas celebrations which were held successfully.
- Pray for more people to come to faith in Christ in this new year.
- Pray for our country Myanmar and pray specifically for freedom and peace.
Water Festival Holidays Camping Event at Bong Wee Church
Pastor Jacob’s Ministry
(Editors Note: Pastor Jacob works in an extremely remote area that lacks basic infrastructure, telecommunications, and roads. War and insurgency in his area continue to complicate matters. Due to these difficulties, updates from Pastor Jacob are posted as they are received.)
Pastor Jacob works in the township of Paletwa deep in the mountains of Chin State. He and a few other pastors diligently go from village to village, sharing the Gospel. Because of Government restrictions, it is difficult to travel in this region, and foreigners are forbidden from even being in the area Jacob works. The villages in this area are incredibly remote located in the Arakan Mountain region. The primary source of travel is by boat, which can take two or three days to reach a village.
In the last year, Muslim rebels from Bangladesh infiltrated areas of Rahkine and southern Chin state, attacking the local populace and battling the police. Myanmar’s Army, in a bid to eradicate the rebels and re-establish peace, entered into the conflict. Widespread violence has taken place, and the farms and villages our pastors work in have become the battlefields. Mines laid on farmland as well as pitched battles have caused both Buddhists and Christians to flee as refugees into neighboring towns and cities.
On top of this, a plague of mice destroyed the rice crops of several towns in this area, making a challenging situation even worse. Still, Pastor Jacob and others like him continue to pastor in their villages and go out and share the Gospel.
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.