60 in 3 Months — The Kingdom Grows

May 05th 2010

In January, I had the amazing privilege of hearing the story of MS, a former Buddhist monk who became a follower of Jesus.  (If you didn’t read it, click “What Are Your Stories?”  MS wasn’t the only one, while I was there I baptized 19 new followers of Jesus, all former Buddhists.  IMG_2469

Then in February, Pastor Bruce and Pastor Vic were in Myanmar for the first graduation of Calvary Theological Seminary (the school we helped to start) while they were there they baptized another 22 former Buddhists into the amazing journey of following Jesus.   Last month the orphanage sponsored a Bible camp during MM’s water festival, 19 more Buddhists chose to become followers of Jesus and were baptized — that’s 60 in a little more than 3 months!  Revival in Myanmar!

Meanwhile they struggle.  Over 90% of the people live on less than $2/day.

 The children at the orphanage have gone through a couple of difficult months because of sponsorship needs.  One family — that chose to become followers of Jesus — have been expelled from their village by their relatives.  This family has lost everything for their decision to follow Jesus.  They have no land, no home or property, and no job — which means no food.

The struggle goes even deeper than that.  Mr. P and Mrs. M became followers of Jesus and were baptized by Pastor Bruce.  Mrs. M was pregnant at the time.  Last week, due to complications with the delivery — including no hospital in the area —  Mrs. M and her baby died.  At the funeral, the good news about Jesus was shared.  Hope was given.    P1020134

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to Calvary for your willingness to partner with these beautiful people — your prayers, your dollars, your time and energy make a difference.  You are an encouragement to them.  Sometimes you are the difference between life and death for them.  Your help is a reminder to them that they are not alone and that God loves them.

If you want to help, pray.  Pray for the 60 Buddhists represented by this post.  Pray for the family of Mrs. M.  Pray for the finances to support the children.   Pray for Mr. N, I baptized him in January and now he wants to go to Bible School so that he can share the good news with others in his country.  If you want to help, give.  You can go to and select Myanmar Ministries.  Every dollar given will go to help the needs listed in this post.