Remember The Poor

There is a close connection between the veracity of the gospel and a ministry to the poor.  The relationship in Scripture between genuine faith and ministry to the poor is remarkable.  Paul informs the church in Galatia that after the Apostles in Jerusalem had confirmed the genuineness of the gospel presented by Paul and Barnabas–The Apostles requested that they remember the poor [Gal. 2:10].  The idea was clear that if you are preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ don’t keep the message just to wealthy able-bodied people. Preach it to the poor as well.  Paul expressed in that epistle to the church in Galatia that he was very eager to remember the poor.  In Luke’s Gospel Jesus justified His ministry giving hope to John the Baptist by appealing to the observation of his ministry preaching the good news to the poor [Luke 7:22]. We are very eager to remember the poor when we spread the gospel too. [See the update at the bottom of the page–July 3rd]

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David Spoon Radio Episode

On the air from KPRZ, David and Steve provide an update on new projects in Uganda. Steve shares how the microenterprise initiatives in Uganda are bringing about transformation within the village of Katobo. Included are stories of hope, witty banter, and foundational partnerships.

Emergency Relief

The destroyed homes of Daw Tun Buai, U Kyaw Po, and U Jonah in Chaung Wa Village.

We received these photos from Pastor David Joy, serving in Paletwa, Myanmar on June 13. On May 30 and 31, Cyclone Mora destroyed 9 houses in Paletwa township where Pastor David and Pastor Jacob are serving by the support of White Fields. Cyclone Mora delivered widespread damage and destroyed the houses of eight church members and one pastor. The affected church members are staying in tents, with utensils and household items in short supply. Pray fervently and consider donating so they can kickstart rebuilding their homes.

Please pray for them.

Online Donation is in US Dollars

 

Hundreds of thousands displaced as Cyclone Mora causes destruction across Myanmar.

Our Field Director, Pastor Thawng, will be gathering supplies from his own church and the network of White Fields churches in Myanmar. You can also help is provide reconstruction and relief support.
They need about $2,000.00 for re-construction by bamboo and wood. We will be sending relief. You can help these brothers and sister recover. pastor Thawng will oversee this project and get the funds into the hands of our pastors in Paletwa

You can donate by phone:
Call (760) 846-8610 to donate

 

 

What’s In A Name?

On this episode of KPRZ’s “The David Spoon Experience”, Director Steve explains the origins of the name White Fields. Listen as Steve and David discuss the attraction of the Gospel, the power of the Word of God, and the direction of White Fields.

Snatched From Death

God is amazing the way he diverts the plans of man. He intervenes and changes the intended course so that the events fit his plan. Like water flowing along, eroding the soft soil, but when God wants, He drops a stone in the path and the water changes course around the stone.

This directing plan is what God did in the life of our newest church planter in Rukungiri. Pastor Bosco was on course for death—a plan put in motion by his stepbrother. God had other plans.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.  [Proverbs 19:21, ESV] You can read his testimony on his prayer page.
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The Bridge to Somewhere

I kept praying each month for a prayer request shared by Pastor Andrew Rem in his monthly reports — we need a new bridge. He ministers in the Delta region of Myanmar and every rain the flood waters rise. The houses are all built on stilts and need a bridge to get from the raised dirt berm that suffices as a single lane road over to the properties where the houses and the church building reside. Every structure in the community needs a bridge over the canal from the berm. Our White Fields partners had been praying for this need expressed by Pastor Rem for some time too.  On my trip to Myanmar in December I was able to visit Pastor Rem and see the bridge.

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Once There Were None

You might wonder — how do we decide where to support a new church planter? Well, that is a difficult decision. We only have a limited amount of resources, (so we can’t support everyone that is deserving), and we make a five-year commitment, so we spend lots of time on our knees asking the Lord to guide us.

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Stories from the Field

In this radio interview from the David Spoon Experience, Steve gives an update on church planting in the country of Myanmar. img_0163

Podcast Episode 14: Guest Interview Part 2

In this second hour of the David Spoon Experience, Steve Wheeler offers insight into the work of church planting in the country of Myanmar and interviews a local Attorney in San Diego.

Podcast Episode 14: Myanmar Follow-up

img_6087-jpgIn this first hour of the David Spoon Show, Steve Wheeler offers insight into the work of church planting in the country of Myanmar. Having just returned from visiting the churches and pastors supported by the ministry of White Fields, Steve recounts the joys, hardships, and triumphs experienced by those proclaiming the name of Jesus.