This report comes from Jonathan who has just returned from Myanmar.
Tamu, Sagaing Region – I spent the first week at an orphanage and visited two missionaries. Sagaing Region is a huge area in a strategic location of Myanmar on the border of India. The city of Tamu is in the Northwestern part of Sagaing Region and is called the “gateway to India” as it is the city situated closest to India. Why is this so important? There are still 2,311 unreached people groups in India that have not yet heard the name of Jesus and the gospel of grace. Those we were training have the opportunity to go into India and reach these indigenous people. Hopefully, God will raise up more missionaries from Mynamar and neighboring countries to go into India.
The Sagaing Region is important for Myanmar and for reaching those who have never heard the gospel. Though this northern region is still rather unreached, I visited two missionaries that had just recently started spreading the gospel. In some of these villages, the government has focused funding and the building of Buddhist Pagodas to continue to propagate the idol worship of Buddha. I was so encouraged to meet the first Buddhist convert, Isaac. I also heard of three families that had recently been converted across the river. Praise God that Christ is building His Church and the gates of hell WILL NOT prevail against His work (Matthew 16:18).
I also had the extreme privilege of training students at an orphanage in Tamu for the week. The goal is that the students can be trained as Church Planters and return back to their respective villages to plant churches. They were so receptive and eager to learn from Scripture.
Pray for the expansion and maturity of this work.
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