Expanding Ministry to the Burmese of High Point
On Sunday mornings we now have two classes for Burmese during the Sunday school hour. Bethany Limpach, home from college for the summer is leading an ESL class for the Burmese. She is being assisted by Sarah Higgins, Kay McMurphy and Mike & Wendy Cornell. They are doing several simultaneous small groups that give more people opportunity to practice their English. You have got to visit the class, it is exciting to see how these motivated Burmese students are growing in their English skills.
At the same time we have begun a verse by verse study of the gospel of Mark for the English speaking Burmese. We are able to print out the scripture in several of the Burmese languages as well as English. Last Sunday we talked about Jesus’ teaching, that it is not external practices, but that which comes out of our hearts, that may define us as unclean.
Biak Cin Thang arrived in America about 2 weeks ago. He is a Bible college graduate (from a Burmese school). He has shared with Pastor Inthava and myself a great desire to serve his people. We anticipate his helping us with teaching the Chin parishioners, probably using the Hahka language. Biak Cin Thang’s wife, Dawt Tha Par is still in Malayasia but he hopes to see her join him soon.
If you want to have your life enriched, you need to spend some time with our Burmese. We have about 30 that communicate very well in English. A lot of these men and women have a deep love for the Lord, so you can enjoy great fellowship while you build relationships with fellow believers. I dropped by Nyein’s apartment last Sunday night, to pray with him and came away greatly blessed after a couple of hours of visiting and eating dinner with he and his guest Klo Say. Nyein and his wife Sharon are beginning the application process to be the recipients of a Habitat for Humanity home. Klo Say, father of 3 and the head of a household of seven has a heart to serve his people that just won’t quit. Pray for these families!