Myanmar Report by Andrey Sekhin

Statistically speaking, there is about 0.1% of Christians in this region of Myanmar. Pastor Vadim from Russia, who was in the School of Christ in 2003 in Ukraine, has a church which supports orphanages in Magwe, Myanmar, with 19 children. Pastor Vadim asked me for help so that they could have a School of Christ in Magwe. The leaders that work in that area need spiritual support, and there has never been a Bible School in Magwe before.

On the first day of the School, we had about 20 students. The Lord touched people with His Word and they told their friends that this was not a regular school where people get just knowledge, but God’s life comes, and people receive a great renewal. So on the third day of the School, we had about 30 people, which came from 10 different cities and 6 different organizations. The School was made up of pastors, missionaries, leaders, directors of orphanages, and teachers of Sunday Schools. The people testified that this was a miracle of God because they came from six different unions: Assemblies of God, Foursquare Gospel Church, Believers Church, Myanmar Evangelical Fellowship, Independent Church of Myanmar, and Baptists.

The School was held in a room in the orphanage; the room was small and the temperature outside was reaching 44°C (111°F). We had a pretty intense schedule. The School started at 7 am with one hour of prayer, then classes until 7 pm with short breaks. At 7 pm we usually were finishing with another one-hour individual prayer time. It was very hot in the room and the air conditioner wasn’t helping much but the students didn’t pay any attention to that. They were hungry to hear the Word of God.

After the School, people were testifying that their hearts were changed during these days and were filled with the Holy Spirit. We couldn’t finish all of the School materials, so I gave every student SD cards with video and audio in MP3 format, so they can go through the materials individually. They were very inspired and filled with God’s power when they went back to their homes. They can continue to work with new strength in this Buddhist country, where it’s very difficult to preach the Gospel. May the Lord bless them so their ministry will bring much fruit to the Kingdom of God.

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