MYANMAR CONSTRUCTION

Starting a church in a remote village area where there are zero Christians, begins by proclaiming the gospel. “I entered the village and found that no one had ever heard of God. I was invited into one of the houses, and for three days I taught them from creation to salvation. After this, they were very excited and asked me to keep coming and sharing more about the Bible.” ~ Pastor Tha Khup

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After people begin to receive Jesus Christ by faith, they follow him obediently in baptism and discipleship. Word spreads to other villages, and people want the evangelist to visit their place and preach the Good News to them as well. That is how churches spread and why we need to support more pastors to disciple the new believers and to spread the proclamation to other villages. Pastor Tha Khup and his wife raised their son Solomon to know the Lord. Solomon was called into the ministry and studied in Bible College then went on to Seminary. While there he met his wife, Cing Bawi. They have now come back to work alongside Solomon’s parents planting churches in this rural mountain region of the southern Chin State of Myanmar.

The congregation is growing and needs a permanent place to gather for worship and Bible training.

Last year, White Fields Ministry was able to purchase a property in a central location to the villages around Saw Myo. Now we are raising funds for the construction of a permanent building. An engineer in Myanmar has developed the plans for a simple two-story structure that will both provide for a living residence for a pastor’s family and the meeting areas for the church. The solid concrete block and brick structure will offer a secure place to gather in the midst of the intense storms that frequent the area.

The Field Director has forwarded a complete list of all the materials they will need for the construction. The first phase estimate to provide the cement, sand, gravel, and bricks is approximately $5,500 USD. You can participate in this phase of the project by visiting our online giving store and choosing the items towards which you would like your donation to be given.

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As each phase is completed, we will coordinate with our Field Director to apply additional donations to the next phase of the project. White Fields Ministry works with our pastors and the oversight team to ensure that funds are used appropriately to complete each phase in good construction practices for their country. We help guide the process to construct a solid, safe, structure that will be used to expand the training of new pastors into the surrounding villages.

In Myanmar, Pastor Thawng has overseen the construction of similar buildings, even the larger facility in Yangon that provides the housing for the main Bible College in the Myanmar ministry. Your participation and prayers for this project will be vital to increasing the ministry advancement in the Myanmar outreach.

God is at work in remarkable ways in this country. In the past, many people had been cut off from hearing the gospel, but now there is an opening to reach them, even into the most remote regions of the mountains to share the Good News. Our President, Stephen Wheeler, and his wife, Coral traveled into this region two years ago. They were able to meet many of the people Pastor Tha Khup and Solomon were reaching.

On that trip two years ago, Stephen and Coral spent time with the pastor’s families and heard the testimonies of many people who had already come to faith. By God’s grace, a team will travel to this region again in 2019. You can help them rejoice together with the many new church members in a completed facility that will provide a secure place of worship and training.

PASTOR SUPPORT

Your contribution to the support of our pastors will be combined with other partners to establish a church in the village most ready for a new church. In every country we serve, the leadership team is training new church planters to prepare them for the arduous ministry of reaching new communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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You may be interested in designating your gift toward a specific country.  The “Donate Button” above will take you to our online store where you can choose. We want you to select the place you are most interested in supporting. You may also give towards the area most needed. Our Board of Directors prayerfully considers which country or region has a church planter prepared and ready to start, then we move forward as the Lord provides. You can make a one time gift as you are able – or choose to schedule a monthly donation. You have the opportunity to choose the best way to support the spreading of the gospel through national church planters.

 Training is an Important Preparation

White Fields Ministry has been supporting pastors starting new churches since 1956.  Many of our church planters are now training the future younger generations of evangelists. In many places, they do not have desks, but their laps are full of Bibles and notes. Our alumni pastors are vigorously training the students in class and through practical hands-on experiences in ministry through the local church.

In addition to the training provided by our pastors and the team in the country–our President, Stephen Wheeler, travels to each country to provide training from his experience of nearly forty years of pastoral ministry and seminary education. On these visits, he can engage the struggles the Christians are facing in their culture and bring insight from similar experiences happening around the world. The persecution and barriers to hinder the spread of the gospel have been engaged from the very beginning of the church expansion. We explore the book of Acts and find applications from those biblical illustrations in every country we serve today. Our pastors are strengthened and gain boldness when they know that the attacks they face are frequent in other ministries too, but that our brothers and sisters have overcome the enemy and the church is growing.  We explore how to overcome the attacks by standing together in prayer and support.

Continue Gathering for Encouragement

The ministers in our support are not left alone. They have a network of other pastors working alongside them that gather together and engage one another. They provide insight and prayer support. Listening to the painful experiences from the younger pastors the experienced pastors provide biblical examples and application of church ministry which strengthens all the churches.

Traveling to the Remote Places

Remote villages and hard to reach areas are desperately in need of the gospel proclamation. Sometimes just getting there requires perseverance and strenuous travel. Impoverished people find the farthest places to live. We prayerfully seek where the Lord might lead our national pastors to reach these villages and start a church. Sometimes the Lord provides a family that responds to the gospel and then opens their home to begin a Bible study. They request our nearby pastor to come to teach them. The Lord then opens the heart of neighbors to respond in faith to the Lord Jesus. Eventually, this village needs a full-time pastor to disciple and minister to all the new believers.

Our national pastors are reaching into the mountains and farthest villages to proclaim the gospel. Your partnership helps them work full-time until the Lord allows a self-sustaining church to support their ministry.

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Reaching the Desperately Lost

Our pastors proclaim the gospel to the very needy. We acknowledge that every person is lost without Jesus Christ. Even the person growing up in a safe neighborhood and living in a comfortable home is lost and needs to receive Jesus Christ for redemption. But, the dangerous communities where drug addicts hang out and criminals abide are also just as needy. Sometimes the perilous conditions cause some to be fearful to go into these communities to proclaim the gospel. Our pastors are courageous and bold. They do not fear the evil people or witchdoctors that practice demonic spirit worship. They announce the gospel boldly and are protected by the Lord. Your prayers are also crucial in the ministry of intercession.

Your partnership by praying and contributing to the financial support can increase the laborers in the harvest fields. God may not call you to go to these places, but it does not mean that you are not a partner in the spread of the gospel. National pastors are efficient in reaching the people that live in these remote villages because it is the very place they grew up. So, they know how to live like the people they are reaching. They know how to communicate the gospel in a way the Holy Spirit will use to open the heart of the lost. They know how to show compassion, and the pastors have the wisdom to discern the difference between someone who is open to repent of their sin and not just expecting a hand out because they are poor. Our pastors are a part of these communities.

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YOUR GIFT CAN LIFT A FAMILY OUT OF POVERTY AND GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND SUSTAIN THEIR CHURCH THROUGH THEIR OFFERINGS.

Choose a gift to give. You may give a gift or donation in honor of your loved one. We will see that it reaches the children and families in our churches along with the training and guidance to help them become self-sustaining. Your loved one can receive a free card notifying them that a gift or donation has been made in their honor.

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You can support the Poverty Solutions to help new believers of local churches become self-supporting by giving them the ability to become productive members of a local economy. You can also help us support the national pastor that starts the church in their community. The discipleship and life-transforming changes make their economic improvement become a whole community transformation as the power of the gospel transforms the lives of all the new believers.

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If you make a gift to our Poverty Solutions or Pastor Support “In Honor” of a friend or family member — We will provide a card for each gift so you can inform them of the contribution you’ve made. After you complete your donation — email  info@whitefields.org and let us know where you would like the card(s) sent.  We can mail them for you directly to your friends, or we can send the card(s) to you so you can put them in their Christmas Stockings or give them at the appropriate time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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