Joy David

Recent Ministry

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. Due to your prayers, the political problems in our area are getting better, and we are now able to travel to the villages, and people can work in their crop fields in the jungle. Praise the Lord.

Give thanks for the political solution getting better in our area. Continue praying for safety with traveling.

Pastor Aung Yar is reaching the non-Christians in neighboring villages, the people had accepted the gospel message orally shared with them, but they need to know more about Jesus, so they may genuinely believe in their hearts and be saved. Pastor Aung Yar is located in a rural and remote place near the Bangladesh border. He is working with Pastor Lun Pah at the Sing San village.

Pastor Lum Pah met a young man from the Anglican church and shared the gospel with him. This man was a nominal Christian. When he heard about salvation history, he accepted and believed in Jesus Christ as his own Lord and Savior. This man explained, “I was a Christian, but no one told me about the finished work of Jesus Christ for my sin and how he purchased me by his blood and gave me eternal life. When I heard it, my heart was full of happiness and joy. Praise the Lord!” He joined the church after this understanding and acceptance of his Savior. There are four members in his family, and the other three are also interested in our church.

  • Pray for Pastor Aung Yar as he shares the gospel, pray for the new believers to grow in their faith and understanding of salvation.
  • Pray for Pastor Lum Pah as he shares the gospel and ministers to the people in Sing San village.
  • Pray for the young man who has understood the gift of grace and salvation. Pray for the other three members of his family to also come to an understanding of the gospel message and the love of God.

Pastor Kin Talin is working in Yitakhun village. He invited people from the neighboring villages and conducted a one-day gospel teaching program. Twenty-two people attended, six of them are non-Christians who listened politely but have not yet responded to the gospel. I pray that the seed was sown in their hearts and it may grow and one day produce fruit.

  • Pray for those who hear the gospel, for them to understand salvation and make a choice to accept the gift of salvation and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

I, Pastor Joy David, a minister in the Paletwa town and oversee our pastors who serve in the rural villages.  As there are no telephone lines in these rural areas, it is difficult to contact the pastors, and we communicate primarily through letters. Through your prayers, the men are doing well, and each church is increasing in membership. Sometimes I visit the pastors and bring them encouragement through the Word of God.

Praise the Lord for the men who minister in the rural areas of the country and care for their people by sharing the gospel with them. Pray for the churches in these locations and God’s blessing upon their members.

  • Pray for safety and protection for Pastor Joy David as he travels to these locations and for wisdom as he ministers to and encourages the pastors.

I am hosting twenty students who have come from these rural villages to attend the government school. Continue to pray for their studies. Due to your prayer help, they have been excellent helpers for the outreach ministry. Through hosting these students, I have the opportunity to share the gospel with their parents. These students are active participants in our church services. Our weekly programs are continuing, and our attendance has increased. We have welcomed some new members who joined the church.

  • Pray for permanent land for a church in Paletwa town.
  • Continue to pray for us to reach new people in more villages.

Give thanks for the growth in the rural churches and the faithfulness of the pastors.

Pastor Joy David’s Ministry

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” It is a wonderful blessing that God has prepared me to be a church planter in Paletwa to the extension of His Kingdom. It is a great encouragement for me to learn that many men of God around the world are praying for our ministry.

I started a house church in 2013; our weekly programs consist of Bible studies, worship times, prayer, and evangelism. Though we are few in numbers, we conducted all of our weekly programs regularly. Some young people from nearby villages come and study at the local university and trade schools in Paletwa; I try my best to reach them with the gospel. If we can reach them with the Gospel, they will go and teach their parents and villages what they believe.

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