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.

Set Free

When the people trapped in the bondage to evil spirit worship are set free, there is great rejoicing. The outward demonstration of what God has done in the heart of the believer requires courage in the face of the threats from the demonic realm. Justine, a witchdoctor—one who served the demons by calling upon them to issue curses or tell fortunes—has come to faith.

Justine the former witch doctor, now a disciple of Jesus!

She made a complete surrender when she gave her life to Christ. The church gathered to pray as she brought the fetishes that she had been using to engage the spirit world for her hexes and fortune telling. These items were valuable to her since people paid her great sums of money to put curses on others and to tell them their fortunes.

Many villagers gathered—watching—waiting—waiting—waiting to see if harm would come; would the spirits she has served now strike her, would she become ill or even… death! God protected her! No harm occurred!

Now many people are coming to the church in Rutete searching for the same knowledge in the gospel of Jesus Christ that freed this witchdoctor from her imprisonment.

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PROJECTS

Projects

Our main goal at White Fields is to provide a salary for a national Pastor that will allow a self-sustaining church to be planted. As part of supporting that goal, we seek to have holistic community transformation through various projects that help raise the quality of life of people in the local church. Listed below are several of the projects that our national pastors have identified as helping transform their community.

By joining us you can provide one of these solutions to a community of believers in Uganda, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

Brick Machine

Interlocking Soil Stabilized Bricks (ISSB) machines have transformed brick making efforts across the continent of Africa. ISSB bricks are environmentally friendly and are an economical way to build water tanks and buildings. A cohesive team using a brick machine can produce 700 bricks a day. In 2016 White Fields purchased two brick making machines for our churches in southwest Uganda. These tools empower the congregation with the ability to construct new church buildings and water tanks as the Gospel goes forth into new communities. Read more…

Water Tank

The water tanks we build use gutters to channel rainwater from a house roof into a tank protected from insects and contamination. A water tank made from ISSB bricks is stronger, longer lasting, and one-third the price of a traditional plastic tank imported from southern Uganda. These tanks are produced in both 2,000-liter household sizes, as well as in larger 10,000-liter community sizes. Our churches built their first rainwater harvesting tank in Rukungiri, Uganda in 2015. This tank, strategically placed next to the church of God’s Embassy Kotobo is now the central collection point for water in the community.

Pig Project

In Rukungiri, Uganda we are establishing a piggery project. Through supporters joining White Fields we are able to provide a sow (female pig) to a family in the local church, that sow once impregnated has little piglets which the owners are then able to sell, increasing their income and allowing them to raise their quality of life. Once each family in the church has raised full grown pigs they will be able to sell them as a group in Kampala at full market value. To help restore pride and dignity to a family in Uganda go to our website and get involved. A donation of $45 dollars buys a female piglet which is raised to produce more pigs.