Myanmar has been plagued by violence since the military coup that deposed the civilian democratic government. Our churches remain focused on proclaiming the gospel. As a result, people continue to come to faith and follow the Lord in Baptism. Our pastors live in challenging situations, including the lack of electricity, schools, and food. The churches become the source for the members to help them overcome these struggles. You can help by donating to our Gift Catalog. We send funds to support the churches, so the believers have food and to provide scholarships to our pastors’ children to gather in co-op education groups.
The Psalmist said, May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!Psalm 20:1
At this time, we are in danger simply living in our homes. Many people in our area are running for their lives to safer places and fleeing our town. The fighting has been building and increasing in our area since the beginning of last month. The Lord is with us and has been keeping us safe until now. Praise the Lord for His safety. We are grateful for your prayers.
My ministry and church plant are struggling due to the political instability. We were not able to meet for regular services or weekly events. The fighting has been severe, and several houses have been burned and completely destroyed. People in Sawmyo are fleeing, including many of my church members. My family is one of the few remaining. At this time, we are meeting for family prayers and Bible reading time every night.
- Pray for the believers.
- Pray for the end of the fighting and for our country to have peace.
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Pastor Solomon’s Testimony
Pastor Solomon serves as a national church planter in the northern Chin State of Myanmar. He is the son of Pastor Tha Khup, the regional evangelist and coordinator for this region. Solomon grew up in a small village in the mountains of Chin, far from the big city. He came from a Christian family and grew up as a pastor’s son while Tha Khup was planting a church with White Fields. He was raised in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
When he was in his teens, he told his father that he desired to have a relationship with Jesus and surrendered his life to Christ. He knew he wanted to become a Pastor, and as he entered his 20s, he applied to the Evangelical School of Theology in Andhra Pradesh, India. To attend, Solomon learned English and saved money to pay for his education. While there, he met his future wife, Cing Bawi, a Burmese woman studying child development at the same seminary Solomon attended. After graduating, they married and moved to town to help Solomon’s father with church ministry and evangelism in remote villages.
During this time, our Director Steve Wheeler met Solomon on an accountability and stewardship trip through Myanmar. Steve saw Solomon’s dedication, humbleness, and knowledge of the scriptures. More than this, Solomon’s ability to interpret the scriptures using proper hermeneutics and his heart for the Lord left an impression on those around him. Solomon graduated from seminary in 2017 and proved to be an energetic evangelist leading others to faith. He also led teams into new villages where there were no Christians. He proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has now become the pastor in this church. There are many years in the future for ministry in this village.