Evangelism in Myanmar
Myanmar Christian Mission continues to build upon what our missionaries have done and continue to do in Myanmar - that is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to these gentle and gracious people.
We began in 1999 when we started fully supporting a native evangelist named Joshua Leme. Joshua is the preacher for the Insein church of Christ in Yangon, Myanmar. Yangon is the capital of Myanmar and has a population of about 4 million. The Insein church has a membership of about 200 people. Joshua is highly respected among the Christians in Myanmar. He is married to a lovely woman with a humble spirit named Daw Khin Htaik (pronounced Dock in Tie). They have 5 children Daniel, Esther, Rebecca, Grace and Anna. Daniel helps Joshua with literature translation and evangelism. Esther is studying at Cincinnati Bible College. Rebecca helps in the medical clinic.
In the summer of 2001 we added two new native evangelists. They preach in the Rahkine State near Bangladesh. They live in a very rural area of the country near the city of Sittwae (pronounced Sit-Way) No Christian missionary had been there. After 9 months of sharing Christ with the local Buddhists, 140 people were baptized into Christ. There were so many people wanting baptism that Joshua traveled there to assist. That Sunday the bamboo church building was packed with new converts.
Over time we have slowly added more native evangelists. Currently we are supporting 10 evangelists. Three are fully supported by Myanmar Christian Mission and the rest receive partial support.
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