In Myanmar, I joined Tim in training a group of people, mostly in their twenties, who are trusting God to impact their entire nation. These have given themselves to three weeks of intensive Scripture study, and I joined them for their last week.
Each of these students of Acts & Paul's letters, charted out what they believe is God's Plan for their lives, planting multiple churches into the far reaches of this country. Remember, Myanmar (formerly called Burma) was completely closed to the gospel around 2 or 3 years ago. We are seeing what may be a modern movement of God's word like we see in the book of Acts.
In India (Tim), the total picture of God’s Plan for His Church was presented to a key leader and church planters. They are really catching the “BIG PICTURE” of what the church should be and their roles in spreading the gospel to the unreached and establishing strong sending churches.
In Cambodia, I was pleasantly surprised and blessed. In the past couple of trips here, I struggled to make connections and see the training moving people forward. There are times we are faithful even when we don't see things working out, but this time was completely different. In the past, people came and went during the three days of training, making it difficult to establish a foundation of learning and growing. This time, however, twenty-two people gave themselves completely to digging into God's Word.
May I share with you how amazing this is? Many of the older people who came to the training have had limited education. In the mid to late 1970's, Cambodia was a bloody battleground of genocide and war. Millions of people were killed or displaced into very harsh conditions. All of this means that they and some of their children, received precious little formal education. Leading them in an intensive study of Scripture is a task that many of them are not used to. But praise God they gave themselves fully to the task, and they (and I) believe that God is going to transform Cambodia with new church planting movements.
I hope this report gives you a taste of what your prayers are doing. Please keep calling on God. I am so glad you are with me on this journey for Christ's glory in Asia, yet humbled and amazed by God's work!