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December 2019

I visited six villages last month and shared the good news of great joy for all people. We held Christmas celebrations at each location and at my church. Most of the participants were non-Christians. I am thankful they heard about Jesus and his purpose for incarnation. Eighty people joined our church celebration, some of them even traveled from the Taung Khayan, Mauk Khayan, and Kantoo villages. Praise God that everyone was happy and encouraged. The gospel seed was sown in the heart of several people. Please pray with us that they may clearly understand about God and His salvation story.

  • Pray for the people who heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for the light of the gospel to shine more abundantly in our area.

We were blessed to be visited by White Fields President Steve Wheeler and our field director, Pastor Thawng. They brought encouragement through God’s Word. We discussed micro-enterprises that would be effective for our members and help their daily survival. I praise God that I can be an example to my members of the feasibility and benefit of these endeavors. I received two pigs from Pastor Steve. I hope it will help provide for my family and church income as well as the church members.

Praise the Lord of the encouragement by Pastor Steve and Pastor Thawng.

  • Pray for the micro-enterprises to be beneficial to the pastor and his family and the believers in this area. 
  • Pray for the female pigs to produce healthy piglets.

Our weekly programs are growing steadily, we have some newcomers every Sunday. Our home cell, prayer meetings, and Sunday school programs are meeting regularly.

Thank you for your monthly prayer and financial support. May the Lord continue to bless you all.

November 2019

Thank you for your prayers. Our weekly programs are doing well. Unfortunately, this past month, I suffered from elephant flu, which the doctors informed me, is transmitted by mosquitos. I was unable to travel outside the village. When I recovered, I visited our local people and prayed with them.

Give thanks for my recovery from the flu.

  • Pray for our members to stay healthy.

Though we are few, we do our best to help those who need care for one another. During Sunday services, each member participates by doing Bible reading, prayer, and sharing their weekly experiences or testimonies of the goodness of God. Everyone is excited to be involved.

Praise the Lord for the believer’s enthusiastic involvement in the church services.

  • Pray for the spreading of the gospel to new people around us.

Those I shared the gospel with this past month included the families of U (Mr). Maung, U (Mr). Nga, U (Mr). Htun, U (Mr). Aung, and U (Mr). Seo. I prayed with each of them. Among Htun’s family, some members believe in God. However, the son-in-law’s family forbids them to interact with us. Despite this opposition, the believers still come and worship with us on Sundays anyways.

  • Pray for these families to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • Pray for the believers in the Htun family to stand firm in their faith and be a testimony to their unsaved relatives.
  • Pray for the entire family to be saved.

July/August 2019

The rain did not affect my members’ ability to attend weekly programs. Our home Bible studies, prayer meetings, and Sunday worship were able to meet regularly. However, it was difficult to visit other villages due to the weather. I did visit some new people in my own town and share with them about Jesus and prayed for their businesses.

  • Pray for those who heard the gospel for the first time to be curious and attend the church.
  • Pray for them to come to understand their need for a Savior and come to faith, declaring Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of their lives.

During our weekly services, I appoint each believer to a task during the worship services, such as reciting or reading the Bible, singing, and leading prayers. They were excited to participate. Daw (Mrs) Hman shared her testimony as follows. “You are my witnesses and know my life has been changed, especially the contrast before and after coming to faith. It is so different than my old life, I have made positive progress in many areas. I have peace and happiness in my life, and my private small business is thriving. I know the meaning of life. Even though I am a widow, I am not disappointed or lonely because God is always with me. He cares for me, keeps me, and blesses me.” Praise the Lord.

Daw (Mrs.) Hla shared, “God is worthy to be worshiped and praised because he is Living. He created everything in the universe. I know that God is in control. He is my God and my Redeemer. Praise the Lord.”

I met with U (Mr.) Htun and shared the salvation story with him three times. He listened and said, it is good, but he has not yet responded with faith.

  • Pray for him to come to repent of his sins and be saved.

Praise the Lord for the testimonies of these two believers.

  • Pray for Htun to understand his need for a Savior and come to faith in God.
  • Pray for the crops of the villagers to produce abundantly.
  • Pray for health assistance for the tropical diseases and for those who are sick to recover completely.

I was ill for a week but have recovered. Praise the Lord.

June 2019

Thank you for your prayers, our weekly church services are going well. At our worship time, I give my members a chance to share their testimonies. They also read Bible verses and encourage one another. Daw (Mrs.) Khin shared, “Though I live alone, God is with me, He keeps and cares for me all the time, so I have peace in my life.”

Daw (Mrs.) shared, “As God loves us, we need to love each other, forgive each other’s faults and weaknesses because God forgives our sins and shortcomings. He commands us to love each other as a family.” Daw (Mrs.) Hla said, “We need to trust God alone, not men in our lives. We need to stand firm in our faith and work hard for the Lord.”

Praise the Lord for the testimonies of these women who trust in God.

  • Pray for their relationship with the Lord to grow and for their encouragement of others.

Our weekly worship time meets on Saturday evenings. We invite the neighbors to join us, and sometimes they come. When the chief monk heard about this, he was not happy and tried to forbid them with many methods. He hates Christians and tries to chase us out of our village. He told the authorities in the town to not have fellowship with us to limit our involvement in the community.

  • Pray for the monk’s plan to not be fulfilled but for the Lord to bring more people to our church.
  • Pray for our members to be firm in their faith.

My weekly schedule includes visiting the church members to encourage them with the Word of God and trying to help meet their needs and join them in work whenever I can. I encourage and invite them to join the home Bible studies, prayer meetings, and Sunday worship services. I distribute gospel tracts to non-Christians and share the gospel with them. I also visit the neighboring villages for evangelism. This past month, some of the surrounding communities had tropical diseases such as flu, diarrhea, malaria, and dungy fever. I visited those who were sick and shared about Jesus. Some of my church members and friends were sick, so I tried my best to help them and sent them to clinics and hospitals in another town.

  • Pray for my outreach ministry in the surrounding villages.
  • Pray for the member’s daily survival and for the crops they have planted to grow well and bear good fruit.
  • Pray for our new building to be completed and for the ability to pay off our debts.

May 2019

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. Your prayers have been beneficial to my church planting work, despite some oppositions, my ministry is going well. We continue to teach the Bible and have regular worship services. Each Sunday, I conduct a teaching program for my members before the worship service. Our children’s Sunday school meets in the morning with fifteen to twenty regular attendees. My wife and one other lady teach them.

In my outreach, I met a couple, U (Mr.) Kyaw and Daw (Mrs.) Lay and shared the gospel with them. They were interested in what I shared about Jesus Christ and His salvation. But the chief monk in the village forbids them to attend the worship service. Kyaw said, “we like your sharing and are interesting in listening to more about salvation history. We have no reason to reject you, but the chief monk forbids us to join your worship service. One day we may change and fully believe in God, when we are not under him and will then be free to join your church, please understand this.” Therefore, we need to pray hard for this couple.

  • Pray for Kyaw and Lay to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior despite the opposition from the chief monk. Give them the courage to take the step of faith in God.

I went to three villages last month, Myaut Khayan, Taung Kyayan, and Kuakka villages. In Myaut Khayan village, I met U (Mr.) San’s family and introduced Jesus to them. It was their first time hearing the gospel of Christ. In Taung Khayan village, U (Mr.) Yar and his family members listened to the gospel along with their neighbors. They seemed interested, but I have had no response yet. In the third village, Kuakka, I met Daw (Mrs) Swee and her family. I prayed with them and shared the gospel for a few minutes. They asked some questions, and I answered them. For most Buddhist people, the possible changing of religions causes them to be afraid of their monks, the authorities, their relatives, and the community. They face much pressure and oppositions, so they take time to study and learn more about Jesus Christ.

  • Pray for these three villages to be open to hearing the gospel.
  • Pray for the families of San, Yar, and Swee to have the courage to take the step of faith to believe in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that the Lord may change their life totally so they will not be afraid of the chief monk and authorities in their village.
  • Pray for my outreach ministry to the neighboring villages.
  • Pray for those who hear the gospel to be interested in hearing more.

The church construction in ninety-percent complete. We still have some debts, so we need your prayer help so we can complete the process.

  • Pray for the church to be finished and for all debts to be paid.
  • Pray for the daily survival of our members.
  • Pray for the crops just planted in the fields to grow and produce an abundant harvest.

April 2019

We held Bible training during the water festival holidays in two places, my church, and Myaut Khayan village. In Myaut Khayan, we taught for two-days. Some new people joined us and listened to my teaching on salvation. They were happy to hear my words and said, it is excellent. I pray the Holy Spirit will continue to convict their hearts and that they will believe in God soon.

In my church, we invited several new people, but the chief monk and some religious leaders went to every house in the village to forbid them to join our training. However, we still had some new people come who did not listen to the chief monk or religious leaders. I taught them about how to read and study the Bible as well as characteristics of the Christian life. They gladly accepted the teaching. Praise the Lord.

  • Pray for my members as they grow in their faith and share the gospel with their neighbors.
  • Pray for Daw (Mrs.) Ma that the Lord will lead her to come to the church service.

In my outreach to Taung Khayan, I shared the gospel with two households. The family members of U (Mr). Maung and Ma (Ms.) Khin was interested in the Bible. The Khin family carefully listened when I shared about eternal life and prepared to study more.

  • Pray for these families to come to an understanding of salvation and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

In my own village, I visited some houses and shared the gospel. Some people were interested in hearing about Jesus, but others rejected my words. The chief monk and Buddhist leaders discouraged the people by visiting them after me and forbidding them to believe in Jesus or to attend the church.

  • Pray for the outreach ministry, for God to open more doors to share about Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for us to pay off the debts for our new building and for funds to decorate it.
  • Pray for the members daily survival, it is extremely hot without any rain, and many are sick.
  • Pray for protection from all diseases.

February/ March 2019

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. I would like to express my heartfelt thankfulness for your prayers and financial support. Due to your prayers, our church building has been eighty-percent completed, and we held a dedication service.

We celebrated before it was finished because we needed to use the new building for our worship service. God’s has blessed us with a solid church and residence for my family. Pastor Thawng Nei Bil, our field director, conducted the dedication service. I was thrilled that my parents and my wife’s parents supported our ministry by providing a cow and a big pig for the fellowship dinner. Both parents donated funds for the construction too.

Praise the Lord!

Give thanks for the success of the dedication service of our new church and praise the Lord for provided people to donate their funds.

  • Pray for the members’ daily survival.
  • Pray for their spiritual life to be firmly grounded in the Lord and to overcome all the temptations and pressures from Satan and unbelievers.

Daw (Mrs.) Khin said, “God is good to me always, though I am alone, and no one is taking care of me, God is my provider and protector.” Daw (Mrs.) Tin also gave encouragement to our new members, “As God loves us, we need to love each other and share our burdens with each other through prayer together.” Daw (Mrs.) Hla shared, “We should not trust men but only trust God in our daily life. Not only that, but we need to work hard for God and evangelize to those who are living in our village. Though they are against us, we need, and we need to forgive the faults of each other.” My church members are growing in their faith and in their Christian life.

Praise the Lord!

Give thanks for the encouragement of the women in the church, pray for their continual blessing and support for each other. Pray for their patient evangelism and witness to their community.

  • Pray for Daw (Mrs.) Tan, currently her husband forbids her to attend the weekly services, including the Sunday worship. Her husband is not a believer. They need our prayers.
  • Pray for our ministry and our outreach to the community. We conducted a gospel training during the water festival holidays.

January 2019

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. Your prayer and support have been bearing fruits in my ministry. The new Christians who recently converted from Buddhism are reading their Bible and sharing the daily experiences of the goodness of God during worship time. Despite the opposition and pressures that they face from their relatives and the community, they know that God is with them and hears their prayers. They are growing mature in the faith of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!

  • Pray for the new believers to stand firm in their faith and hold fast to the comfort of God’s Word.
  • Pray for their witness to family and friends to be bold and compassionate as they share about their faith in the one true God.

In my outreach ministry, I met U (Mr.) Maung’s family and shared the gospel with them. I gave them a Bible, some gospel tracts, and some clothes. They were blessed and U (Mr.) Maung said, “This is our first-time receiving gifts. No one has ever given us anything before. Thank you very much.” I invited them to join our weekly services. I pray they show interest in hearing more about salvation.

  • Pray for Maung’s family to come to faith in God.

Last year was when I first met with U (Mr.) Thang and Daw (Mrs.) Hla. They have four children, the youngest is living with his parents, the older three are at school in another city. Thang and Hla studied about Jesus and the salvation story for several months. Pastor Amos and I prayed with them and encouraged them by the Word of God. After much contemplation, Thang and Hla, with all their family members, received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Praise the Lord. This past month, they decided to join the church as full members, after attending since last October. Due to your prayer help, the Lord saved this family.

  • Pray for the family of Thang and Hla to trust God in everything.
  • Pray for the new church building construction and for the financial ability to repay our construction loan.
  • Pray for the daily survival needs of our church members to be met and for them to grow in their faith.

November/December 2018

Christmas Greetings to you all. “And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord”. (Luke 2:10-11 KJV).

We will have our Christmas camping celebrations on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We are inviting the people in the village to hear about “Christ the Savior of all people” and have fun games planned for the children. We are working hard to complete our church building so we can use it for our Christmas gathering.

  • Pray for our Christmas celebrations to be a fun and exciting event which much joy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
  •  Pray for many of the villagers to come and hear about the Savior who came to save all people.
  • Pray for the construction of our church structure to be finished in time.

A new church member, Daw (Mrs.) Mah Tan is facing opposition from her family members and relatives who want her to return to Buddhism. They tell her “if you are a Christian, when you die, who will bury you?” She refuses to listen to them and is following Jesus alone. I taught her husband U (Mr.) Htun about salvation and he started to join us for worship services on Sundays but is still afraid of his relatives. Pray that the Holy Spirit will touch him and believe in Christ soon.

  • Pray for Mah Tan to stand firm in her faith and be confident in God alone.
  • Pray for Htun to fully surrender his life to God and not be swayed by the opinion of his relatives.
  • Pray for the church members to be good disciples of Jesus Christ and grow in spiritual maturity. 

October 2018

By the grace of God, my ministry in Shwemitthar is growing. It is encouraging to see my members grow in their knowledge of God and stand firm in faith. Their joy is increasing, causing them to work more for the Lord. They are eagerly reading the Bible, and some of them are memorizing passages in our worship services on Sundays.

Daw (Ms.) Tin Aye shared her testimony. “After I became a Christian, all my family members and relatives opposed me and tried to draw me back to Buddhism. I refused them, and they hated me more and more, anytime something bad happened in our family, such as sickness, they accused me of bringing it upon them. Day by day, they try to bring me back to Buddhism by threatening me with bad things, but I always refuse them, saying I will never return to that old life. I know clearly that God loves and cars for me, no matter what happens in my life, I will never turn back.”

Give thanks for the courage of Tin Aye and pray for her protection.

  • Pray for the family of Tin Aye to be drawn to God and to be saved through her witness.

Daw (Ms.) Ma Tan shared, “people ask me several times, why did you become a Christian? What things did they give you? We have been Buddhist since our forefathers, why are you choosing something different? They asked me many times not to change religions. I refused them, and I will continue to go to church because I know that God is a living God! They tempted and threatened my husband and family to stay Buddhist and not become Christians. Therefore, I need your prayer help for my family so that they may also believe in Jesus Christ the living God.” Ma Tan has not yet been baptized; please pray for her.

  • Pray for Ma Tan and her courage as a new believer. Pray for her to take the step of baptism and have the courage to proclaim her faith in Jesus Christ publicly.
  • Pray for Ma Tan’s husband and family, for them to also accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

I plan to conduct a gospel crusade in December for Christmas. I will invite new people and share the purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ to earth, and how he came to all men. Please pray for us as we prepare and for protection from evils and disturbance. Pray that God may touch the hearts of people and for them to believe in Jesus Christ.

  • Pray for our gospel crusade and a successful event.
  • Pray for the church building which is being constructed but still needs funds for completion.

Give thanks for the spiritual maturity of my church members and continue to pray for them to be good disciples of Jesus Christ.

September 2018

By God’s grace, we have had new visitors to the church; some are very close to receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  I shared the gospel with them. Among the group, one man, Maung Hla confessed that he believes in Jesus Christ and regularly attends our weekly programs. I gave him a Bible and some study material, and he reads it every day. His son was angry at him and caused problems in the family because of the Bible, so Maung Hla started putting the Bible at the church overnight. We were informed his son was upset because of the Buddhist monks. They try to hinder and oppose our ministry and many new believers face opposition and are pressured by the monks and their family members or relatives. These new believers need our prayers.

  • Pray for the visitors, for them to return and come to an understanding of the gospel.
  • Pray for the new believers to be strong as they face opposition from the majority religion and to defend their new faith with wisdom and discretion.
  • Pray for God to reach the hearts of the monks and cause them to ask questions about the gospel.

I conduct the Bible teaching program for an hour before the worship service on Sunday. It has been an effective program for my church members. They are growing in their knowledge of God and their trust of God. When people revile them or question their faith, they are not silent with the inability to refute the argument but instead pray for those who falsely accuse them. They are actively defending their faith with the Word of God. They have experienced the goodness and love of God in their personal lives and shared their testimonies with others.

  • Pray for the believers to be strong in their faith with a firm foundation based on God’s Word.
  • Pray for the Bible teaching program to be taught with wisdom and discernment to reach the specific challenges these believers face in their daily lives in their community.
  • Pray for wisdom as the believers defend their faith amongst opposition and for the right words to be said at the right time and to the right people.
  • Pray for the listeners who are hearing the defense for God’s existence, everlasting amazing love, and the gospel message, being touched and curious enough to ask questions and continue listening.

Our weekly programs are doing well, and the members are very excited to be involved in all the events. As we are in a rural village, whatever we do is known to the whole village and even spreads to the surrounding communities.

  • Pray for our outreach to our village and the surrounding villages.

The rain has been heavy and has destroyed some crops. Pray for protection for the crops from the rain and other natural disasters. I had plans to visit the neighboring villages to share the gospel but was unable to do so due to the weather. Pray for my future trips and safe travel, good preparations and good receptions from the villages.

  • Pray for protection from natural disasters.
  • Pray for our church construction work.
  • Pray for our believers to have their daily needs met and to be patient during trials and under pressure from unbelievers.
  • Pray with us for our outreach to new people.

August 2018

When the Buddhist monks visit the village, it becomes more difficult to reach new people. The monks forbid the people from accepting Christians and tell them not to listen to Christians. In my previous reports, I have shared how some new believer’s families have forsaken them due to their faith. Your prayers are encouraging to my church. The members are growing in maturity and some are now willing to share the gospel with their friends. They are active in our weekly prayer meetings, Bible studies, and Sunday worship service.

  • Pray for continued faithfulness in attending and learning from God’s Word.
  • Pray for the members to continue to share the gospel with friends and invite them to church.
  • Pray for my evangelism and ministry to the people.

Daw (Ms.) Khin Hman’s testimony, “I have been selling vegetables for three years. After I believed in Jesus Christ, I prayed to Him and he answers my prayers, so I know He is alive. I have more customers than before and can finish selling my goods early each day. I am supporting my family with this job. God is very good to me and my family. He provides for us and protects us. I will keep worshiping Him throughout my life.”

Daw (Ms.) Hlah Tin’s is a widow in our church and she shared her testimony. “When I changed my religion to Christianity, all my family members and relatives did not accept my decision and threatened to stop supporting me. I pray to God and trust in Him to provide for all my needs. I have food to eat. I have confidence that God is with me. Even if my children or relatives forsake me, God will never forsake me. He is my shield and my salvation. Praise His Holy name.”

Ma Khin Dar San, a youth, faithfully reads Bible verses during the worship time and is growing in her faith. Praise the Lord.

  • Pray for the faithful witness of these three women.
  • Pray for them to grow in their faith and continue to trust God to provide for their daily needs.
  • Pray for the planting of rice and harvesting of sesame seeds, especially for good weather.
  • Pray for church construction work to continue smoothly.
Spring 2018

Daw Ma Tan and her husband U Tun are part of our church and both attend regularly and have professed Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They both would like to get baptized, but their relatives are not happy with their decision to follow Christ. I continue to visit and encourage them, but they both live hard lives without a proper job. I try my best to help them with food; sometimes they have no food to eat. Please continue to pray for them, that they will continue to be encouraged in the Lord, and that their daily needs are met.

We continue to develop relationships with our neighbors, the water supply has been helpful is cultivating those relationships. Please continue to pray that more people will come to know Christ. Our church foundation building is scheduled to start soon. I’ve been saving funds since 2015, and I believe I have enough to at least start with the foundation. Please continue to pray that we will be successful as we begin. During our Christmas season, we had over two hundred people join our celebration. We invited people in the village and the surrounding villages where I was doing outreach, San Myo Taunkhayan, and Nort Kuakkka villages.

I asked an evangelist preacher from Southern Chin Tribe to be our guest speaker; Pastor William did a fantastic job in reaching non-Christians. The Monks in our village forbid the people to join the celebration, but the people came anyway and said to please invite them whenever they have celebrations. Even though the non-believers are Buddhist, they now know me personally, and the door is opened for me to reach them with the gospel. We are very thankful for the celebration and the great feast that we had because of the pig that was donated by an elderly couple.

A few of my church members testified to what the Lord has done in their lives this month. Daw (Ms.) Khin Hman is a member of my church who since becoming a believer has faithfully read her Bible and shared her experience of being a Christian. She said, “God is with me, He is my Savior and cares for me providing for my daily needs. He protects, leads, encourages, and strengthens me in every moment and every hour. My relatives hostility and pressures are too heavy for me to bear, but Jesus loves me, and it is He who carries me, He died for me and saved me from my sin and gave me eternal life. I will not return to my old life and religion; I had decided to follow and worship Him for the rest of life.”

Daw (Ms.) Hla Tin is a widow in my church. She said, “Since becoming a believer all of my children have decided to reject me in my old age and not provide for my daily needs. I have no retirement, no way of earning an income. But I will not worry because I trust God and He will surely feed me and provide everything I need. He never leaves His children without a helper.”

(2) The Lord continued to bless our ministry this month with four students who accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Our church supplemented part of their schooling because their families could not afford their tuition. One student is in high school, two are in middle school, and one is in primary school. Three of the students have non-Christian parents, and one of them attends my church. When the students go home, they tell their families about what they are learning about Jesus. One of the students asked their parents, “Why don’t you believe in the true and living God?” The other students brought their parents to church and led worship, read bible verses, and worshipped God. This has proven to be a great testimony to their parents.

As usual, whenever I go for evangelism, I bring medicine to give to those who are sick, and I pray for them. During my last outreach, two people were healed through prayer. U Ohn and Suh Ih. U Ohn’s wife Daw Ma came and joined our worship services. Pray that all their family members may come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

We are overjoyed to share an update on our church building construction. We have laid the foundation and even had non-Christians who volunteered to help us with the work. (They did not get paid for the work either, it was because of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives and our witness in the community.) God has answered our prayers for a new church building, and I will continue to pray that the rest of the project will be a success.

(3) I traveled to Hantawary for a Gospel training where former White Fields church planter pastor Lal San Piang is serving the Lord. By God’s grace one lady Daw Khin Sandar from my village accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. I met her several years ago and faithfully shared the gospel when I would interact with her. She studied us for many years to see if being a Christian was an act or a true lifestyle. Her parents are U Tun and Daw Mah Tan, and they are not yet believers. Sometimes Daw Khin Sandar joins our church for Sunday services. Her husband passed away and left her with two children. It was a tough situation, and I tried to help them the best I could with food for them to eat each day. She tried her best and worked hard for her family’s survival. My Church also helped her many times by providing food. She was baptized in Hantawary in a nearby river by my co-worker Lal San Piang. Praise the Lord.

Most of my time was spent working on the new church building. I searched for good hard workers and was blessed that some non-Christians helped us without pay. We praise the Lord for hearing our prayers for a building we can gather and praise Him with less harassment from the government.

(4) I have been teaching and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to a couple named U Htun and Daw Mah. They are destitute and sometimes have no food to eat. During the times they have fallen ill I have taken them to the clinic for medicine. This couple has been studying Jesus and His salvation story for several years. They would like to believe but are afraid of their relatives and the community. Our church has been praying for them diligently, and this month the Lord opened their hearts, and they accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. I am teaching them about the Christian faith including the meaning of baptism, communion, sanctification, etc. Join us in praying for them as they prepare to be baptized.

As you know we began building a new church structure last month. To start the project we took out loans to purchase the materials, and the construction so far has gone well. We are not finished yet and the rainy season will soon be upon us. If we do not complete the project in time the rains may ruin all of our work and wash away what we have already constructed. Please pray we will finish this project well!

Summer 2018

(5) One of my prayer requests was answered this month when Daw Mah Tan and Ko Maug Maung surrendered their lives to Christ and got baptized. Daw Ma Tan’s husband has not accepted salvation but is studying what salvation means. Daw Mah Tan and Ko Maug Maung studied God’s word for more than two years. They wanted to get baptized earlier but were afraid of their relatives and the community. Daw Mah Tan said, “I will obey the living God rather than my relatives because I know clearly that my relatives and family members cannot give me eternal life, only Jesus can give this to me. Therefore whatever people say about me I will worship Jesus throughout my life.”

Ko Maung Maung was another man that I always helped. I invited him to attend church and shared the gospel with him. I praised God that he has decided to follow Jesus Christ.

The people in our village are impoverished and have been struggling to provide for their families and support their children in school. They are farmers and are very busy right now with their field work primarily during the rainy season. We have no factories, companies, or opportunities in our area, so every family struggles and works to survive every day.

December 2017

During our Christmas season, we had over two hundred people join our celebration. We invited people in the village and the surrounding villages where I was doing outreach, San Myo Taunkhayan, and Nort Kuakkka villages. I asked an evangelist preacher from Southern Chin Tribe to be our guest speaker; Pastor William did a fantastic job in reaching non-Christians. The Monks in our village forbid the people to join the celebration, but the people came anyway and said to please invite them whenever they have celebrations. Even though the non-believers are Buddhist, they now know me personally, and the door is opened for me to reach them with the gospel. We are very thankful for the celebration and the great feast that we had because of the pig that was donated by an elderly couple.

Daw Tan Tan Myint, Daw Mah Tan, Daw Chit Chit Win, Daw Mee Nuu, Daw Khin Thein Nwee, U Soe Win and U Mang Hla are people I met during our Christmas celebration. They were all Buddhist, and I met them during my outreach. Amongst them, Daw Mah Tan and her husband believe in Jesus Christ, but they are afraid of their relatives and family members. They have not declared themselves Christian. Likewise, U Soe Win and his wife Daw TiTi also believe in God, they want to be baptized, but they have not done it because of the pressures of their family members. We need to pray continually for them.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for the wonderful ceremony of Christmas. Many people knew about the name Jesus this time.
  • Please pray for a new church building; we worship in my house, it is not a convenient place. So, we pray for a new building.
  • Please pray also for my ministry in 2018, I pray that the Lord may save more souls through my service.
  • Please pray for my members’ spiritual growth.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Van Lal Ruat

November 2017
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Daw (Ms.) Khin Hman is a member of my church who since becoming a believer has faithfully read her Bible and shared her experience of being a Christian. She said, “God is with me, He is my Savior and cares for me providing for my daily needs. He protects, leads, encourages, and strengthens me in every moment and every hour. My relatives hostility and pressures are too heavy for me to bear, but Jesus loves me, and it is He who carries me, He died for me and saved me from my sin and gave me eternal life. I will not return to my old life and religion; I had decided to follow and worship Him for the rest of life.”

Daw (Ms.) Hla Tin is a widow in my church. She said, “Since becoming a believer all of my children have decided to reject me in my old age and not provide for my daily needs. I have no retirement, no way of earning an income. But I will not worry because I trust God and He will surely feed me and provide everything I need. He never leaves His children without a helper.”

It is Harvest time in the Chin State, and the people are working in earnest to bring in our produce. I as well go and help those in my church reap the harvest. I had the opportunity to share the gospel with several people; they were Daw Tan Tan Mint, Daw Mah Tan, Daw Tin Mar Aye, Daw Mei Nuh, Daw Chit Chit Win, U Soe Win, U Maung Hla and U Maung Maung. Most of them listened to what I had to say, a few did not know about Jesus and had never heard of Him. I need to meet with them again and again and share more about Jesus. Please continue to pray for them.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for my weekly programs and my faithful member’s testimonies.
  • Give thanks to God also for those who heard the Gospel, pray that they may be impressed to come and hear more about Jesus.
  • Pray for a new church building for us.
  • Thank God for our water well which is a blessing in our community.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Van Lal Ruat

October 2017

Our weekly programs are doing well, and I am encouraged that our new members are faithful in their worship. They are also active in our weekly service too. Our home Bible studies are held once a week, and our prayer meeting is twice a week. Every Sunday we meet for church service, and we have our children’s program during this time as well.

I went with all my church members to Hantawary church for a gospel crusade on October 15, 2017. We encouraged one another, and I preached during this time. My members were enthusiastically participated in singing, reading the Bible, and sharing testimonies.

I visited U Mawng Law who was very sick and prayed for him and shared the Gospel. After a few days, he was healed. I also visited two ill people who went to the hospital in Kalemyo and Kan Gow. I tried my best to help them and pray for them so that they may come to know Jesus Christ; I am trusting that the Lord will answer in His timing. People will come to me when urgent things arise, even at night they will wake me up. One woman was sick with a fever; her name was Daw Gyi. I prayed for her and gave her medicine, and it was amazing to see that the next morning she was healed. I visited and shared the gospel with all the sick people that I encountered; they are close to believing in God. Praise the Lord for His healing hand.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for our weekly programs and activities, which were doing well.
  • Give thanks to God for the miracles that God has performed in my ministry; some received physical healing as well as spiritual healing.
  • Pray for my members’ spiritual growth so that they may stand firm in faith and trusting God in every situation.
  • Pray for our Christmas season ministry; I have a plan to conduct at least three days teaching salvation history.
  • Continue to pray for our church building.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Van Lal Ruat

September 2017

Whoever is against God and persecutes His children, they will be judged on the Day of the Lord. We are encouraged by the Word of God, Paul wrote and said “My persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” 2 Timothy 3:11-12 ESV. I take courage from this passage and encourage my members since we are under daily adversity.

As usual, I traveled house to house in my village and sharing the Gospel and distributing New Testament Bibles to those who would accept me. I handed out a total of 9 Bibles to U Soe Win, U Maung Hla, U Htun, U Khin Sawng, U Maung Maung, Daw Tin Yi, Daw Khin Hman and Daw Mah Tan. It encouraged my heart to place the Bible in their hands for I know the power of the Word of God. Unfortunately, one woman Daw Mah Tan returned the Bible to me after a few days. She said it was because of her husband who is a monk and their children did not like the Bible she brought home.

We had a movie night at our church and showed the Jesus film. Watching a film is a big deal because only the wealthiest people own televisions in our village. We invited our friends and neighbors to join us, and the film was an excellent visual representation of the life of Jesus. This movie was one more seed planted in the hearts of the people, and we look forward to seeing how the Lord will grow it.

Our children’s ministry is doing well, such as tuition programs and Sunday School classes. We have 15 children, 13 of them do not have a Christian background, and only two of them are Christian. The water pump the supporters of White Fields donated to us is running well and is an immeasurable tool we have used to develop relationships with our neighbors. When we use the water pump, people come and enjoy washing their clothes, taking baths, and bringing water to their homes.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for our weekly programs and my out-reach ministry; I had distributed several Bibles and gospel tracts.
  • Please give thanks to God also for our water supply. It is beneficial for my people.
  • Please pray for endurance and longsuffering for every situation.
  • We need the power of God in sharing the gospel with different people.
  • Please continue to pray for a new church building.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Van Lal Ruat

August 2017

We are facing intense pressure, opposition, and adversity from the new monk in our village. In spite of this, we see successes in our different ministries. When God works Satan works as well, we need your help and prayers for our ministries. As I mentioned in my previous report, there is a monk that serves in the Buddhist temple, he along with other people who are against us stirring up trouble and causing problems. The monk and leaders of the village forbid the people (including believers) from coming to our church, but the people still come and worship our great God! One woman, Daw Ma Tan said, “No one can save me except Jesus Christ. My husband and the leaders of our village cannot save me from sin. If people are against me saying bad things, I don’t care; I will continue to learn how to worship the living God who can save me from my sin.” I am teaching Ma Taw about salvation, and she is not yet a believer in Jesus. Praise the Lord for what He has revealed to Ma Taw, join me in praying that Salvation is not snatched from her and that she surrenders her life to Christ.

During my outreach ministry, I went house to house and distributed gospel booklets and tracts. I also teach private school students (young people) for no cost at my home. Some parents forbid their children to join us, but we have 15 students who are still coming. My wife and I teach their lessons and incorporate Bible stories into their teachings. We hope they may come to the saving knowledge of God one day.

Prayer Request:

  • Please give thanks to God for the starting faith of Daw Ma Tan and pray that she may receive Jesus Christ as her own Lord and Savior.
  • Give thanks to God for my children and their tuition ministry. Pray that the young people may know the true and living God and believed in Him.
  • Pray for our church building; we pray continuously for a new building for worship.
  • Pray for our members and church activities; we tend to run into opposition and pressure from our neighbors, village, and government leaders.

I would like to give my special thanks to you all for your prayer and financial support. May the Lord continue to bless you.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Pastor Van Lal Ruat

July 2017

Amongst my members, Daw Khin is very active in reading the Bible and memorizing verses every week. She shared her experience with me, “I truly understand that God is with me, He protects, cares, and provides my daily need. I sell snacks for children and each day God prepares customers to buy what I’m selling. I never experienced business like this before I became a disciple of Jesus.” Another woman Daw Hla Tin shared her testimony,“ I used to worry about my finances quite a bit and harass my family if I needed help. Since I am now a believer if my relatives do not provide my needs, I don’t worry, because I have confidence in life that my God will never leave me nor forsake me.”

After a Monastery building in my village was completed, a chief monk was appointed to our village by a Buddhist group. The people in the community were going to the monastery, and the monk is teaching them. Therefore, I need your fervent prayers so that God may draw new people that have open hearts for the gospel.

I would like to give my special thanks to you all for your great help supplying the water pump. We are joyful that every day with the pump we now have plenty of safe water. My neighbors and church members use it every day. Thank you very much!

Prayer Request:

  • Please give thanks to God for the testimonies of two women and pray that they grow in stronger in their faith.
  • Please pray for my ministry, the Buddhists have grown stronger, but we serve an almighty God who is much stronger than they are.
  • Pray also for our weekly programs and my evangelism work so that the Lord may draw new people.
  • Continue to pray for our church building project too.

May the Lord continue to bless you all.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Pastor Van Lal Ruat

June 2017

God is faithful all the time to His children in feeding, sustaining, protecting, and providing their needs. My village is in an isolated and undeveloped area, all the people in my village are cultivators and farmers. May and June are the busiest months for planting crops in our village. As the planting was going on, I went and helped some of them plant their crops especially my church members and neighbors.

I met Daw Mae two years ago, and I shared with her the gospel, she asked me, “Where is your God, whenever I come to your house I never seeing your God?” I answered her, “Our God is in our heart.” She was not able to understand, but after that, she would visit our worship service on Sundays and listen to what was preached. It was extraordinary that recently she came and confessed that the Lord has revealed himself to her and that she understood what I was teaching. She said to me, “Now I know that God is in my heart.” Praise the Lord!.

Our weekly programs are doing well. Though we are few in numbers, my members are very excited to use their gifts in the worship service, Bible reading, and other activities. Daw Khin the woman who converted to Christ regularly reads the Bible in the church and is enthusiastic to do it.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for our weekly programs and Daw Mae’s conversion.
  • Please give thanks to God for helping us complete a permanent well which will provide clean water to our neighbors and us. We are thankful to God for you for providing this to us through White Fields.
  • Pray for us, the people in our village are building a Monastery and residence for monks. Pray that the Lord may also work in the hearts of the people.
  • Please pray for more openings for the gospel in my surrounding area.

I would like to give my special thanks to God for your prayer and financial support. May the Lord continue to bless you all. Thank you very much.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Van Lal Ruat

May 2017

A warm thank you to all my prayer partners in the name of Jesus Christ. I am greatly encouraged knowing that many of you are praying for my ministry. I am serving in the village of Shwemitthar in central Myanmar. It is a new village and while small is steadily growing. In the beginning, no one accepted me or the sharing of the Gospel. Everyone opposed me and even attempted to chase me out of the village, but by the prayer of believers like you, I was able to live and serve the Lord in the community still to this day. Every year the Lord allows the Gospel to enter the hearts of more and more people. Praise the Lord.

In May I visited two villages, one was the village of Kuatka where I stayed at Daw Swee’s house. She invited some neighbors and friends to come and listen to my sharing for two nights. A few were interested in my sharing, but some were not. The second village I visited was Myaut Khayan, we were not able to gather in one place, so I went from house to house and shared the gospel with several families. They were the families of U San, U Tan, U Aung, U Moe, U Myo and U Maung San. Most of the families welcomed me gladly, but there were a few individuals who did not accept me. However, we will continue to pray for them, and I believe that they will come to know Jesus Christ one day.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for His protection, providence, and care for His children.
  • Give thanks to God for my outreach ministry, pray that the Holy Spirit will move their stony hearts that they may come to believe in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for good weather, because my members and people in our village are planting their crops.
  • Please pray for a church building for us. We pray the Lord will provide a permanent place for us to worship.

I would like to express my thanks to the Lord for your prayer and financial support. May the Lord continue to bless you all.

Thank you so much, your co-worker in the Lord’s field.
Van Lal Ruat

April 2017
Believers gather for Bible study and fellowship.
Believers gather for Bible study and fellowship.

First of all, I would like to give honor and glory to God for all the great things He has done for us. Three new converts were baptized them on Easter April 16, 2017, by one of my fellow Pastors the Rev. Amos Thang from Tahan-Kalemyo. Those baptized were U Maung Law, Daw Hla and Ko Maung Maung.

Here are their testimonies:

(U Maung Law) “After I moved to Shwemitthar village, I learned about the living God who is worthy of worship and gives us eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. I learned by experience that there is nothing too hard for Him.”

(Daw Hla) “I studied the Bible for 4-5 years from the teachings of Pastor Ruat, and I compared them with the beliefs of my former religion. I came to understand that the Christian God is the true and living God who loves us and saved us from our sin.”

(Ko Maung Maung) “I was serving as a monk since 2004 when I was ten years old, I served for eight years and quit in 2012. I met Pastor Ruat and listened to his preaching several times about the salvation history. It impressed me and touched my heart, now I believe in Jesus Christ and have eternal life. It is not by my works or the good I do but by the grace of Jesus who died for me and saved me from my sin it is a gift of God”. Praise the Lord Ko Maung Maung he is now 23 years old. Please pray for him as he grows in his faith.

Thanks to your prayers our weekly programs are doing well. It is the hot season, and the earth is parched, we continue steadfastly in our weekly services.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to the Lord for the conversion of U Maung Law, Daw Hla, and Ko Maung Maung, pray for their future that they may grow in faith and patience while being oppressed and facing opposition.
  • Give thanks to God for our weekly programs.
  • Please continue to pray for our church building, we need to have a place of worship.
  • Pray as well for the people in our village that more doors may open for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I would like to express my thanks to God for your prayer and financial support. May the Lord continue to bless you all. Thank you very much.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field, Van Lal Ruat

September 2016
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Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, may His name be glorified, honored, and praised forever! Because of your prayers the Lord has been moving steadily in our community, a few weeks ago an old woman named Hla Tin received the Lord as her personal Savior and dedicated her life to Him! Hla Tin shared her testimony with us, “For over four years I had studied who Jesus is, I was seeking earnestly to know if He was real. I had compared Buddhism and Christianity, and had discovered that Jesus is living and able to save me from my burden of sin. Through the gracious faith that God has given me, I now believe in Him and know that I have the promise of eternal life.”

In Burmese society it is very common for each house to have “nat” or idol shelf, when Hla Tin believed in Jesus she removed the household idol and replaced it with a picture of Jesus. This bold action has shown her friends and family that she follows Christ, and  that no object of the devil has hold over her. Let us thank the Lord for her conversion to Him!

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August was a very tough month in our village and neighboring community, dysentery, diarrhea, flu, dengue fever, coughing and malaria spread very quickly affecting most of the population. I went out each day and visited those who were sick and prayed that their health would be restored, I also shared with them about Jesus, the great physician. I did this almost everyday for the month August, it was very encouraging for the people that someone came to pray for them. By the Lords mercy no one has died, please pray that those who are sick will be restored to good health.

During the month of October I am planning on going to the village of Hantawary, where my co-laborer Pastor San Piang (who graduated from White Fields sponsorship) is working. I invited a speaker to come from a nearby province as well and have asked if the members of the Biblical Presbyterian Church would be willing to contribute to our ministering in Hantawary.

As the Lord allows you time please pray for the following:
  • Give thanks to the Lord that Hla Tin became a believer in Jesus, she is over 60 years old. Pray that she will be faithful in trusting Christ as she faces adversity.
  • Please pray for those who are sick, that they may recover soon.
  • Pray for our church camping trip which will be in mid October. We have invited many non christians from neighboring communities as well as from my village to come with us.
  • Give thanks to the Lord for the crops that have been planted this year and ask that He continues to allow them to grow for the harvest.

Your prayers and financial support bring refreshing to our family and allow us to focus diligently on the work of the Ministry.

May the Lord continue to bless you, Pastor Ruat

July 2016

The Water Festival holidays this past April were a very good opportunity for Christians to conduct gospel camping. By God’s grace, we camped at Hantawary, where Lal San Piang’s former church planter has been working. It went well and many heard about the salvation of Jesus Christ. Three people had confessed and repented of their sins. One of them is from my people. Please give thanks to God for the success of our camping in Hantawary town and for the conversion of three people. Praise God for His love and guidance!

I had visited North Khayan village where I met U Ngo Tin, who was suffering from some sickness. When I shared about the living God, he was very happy in learning about God’s love. I prayed for him to be healed from his physical and spiritual sickness. Another man, U Ling Man, who was a drunkard, converted to Christ and is now devoted to the ministry of God. He is growing in trusting Him. Praise the Lord! During my house-to-house visits in April, I was able to visit several houses and share the gospel with them. I reached eight households and prayed for their families. We were warmly welcomed as I shared about Jesus who died for all people.

A woman, Daw Tin Yin, shares that “though I am a sinner, and a poor woman, I was never thinking about God. I know now that God loves me and cares about me beyond my knowledge. People have forsaken me many times, but God cares for me and loves me unconditionally.” She is very happy and grateful to God.

  • Please pray for our country so that the Lord may send revival.
  • Please pray for our weekly activities and out-reach ministry.

In the month of May, every house that I had visited, I tried to share the gospel; some rejected me and some allowed me. I shared the gospel to those who allowed me and prayed for their family. I also invited them to join our worship service on Sundays. We conduct a family prayer meeting two nights a week, on Wednesday and Saturday nights. We also have a home cell program on Friday and Sunday nights. The Lord is gracious to us, that although we are few in number, we all are excited to participate in our weekly services. Please give thanks to the Lord for it!

For the people in Shwemitta village, the month of May is for planting crops. People are very busy with their own work in the fields. I like to go together with them and help with their work, and hopefully build a friendship with them. It is one of the key ways that I use to reach new people.

  • Please pray for those who had heard the gospel, that the seed may grow in their heart and they would come to know Jesus Christ. Please also pray for their crops.

I would like to share with you about a man that has been physically suffering. U Maung Law was suffering from malaria-typhoid; every day I went to see him and pray for him. I also shared the gospel of salvation and about Jesus the great physician. He was interested in hearing about Jesus. He is very poor and could not afford to go to a hospital, so I bought some medicine for him. I thank God that he is getting better and I hope he will soon be completely healed.

  • Please pray for U Maung Law’s physical and spiritual health.

Please give thanks to God for our weekly services and the good health of all my members. We are also thankful for my wife’s health; it is because of your prayer help.

I am thankful for your faithful prayer and support. It is very effective and helpful for my ministry. May God bless you!

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field,

Van Lal Ruat

April 2016

Our weekly regular services, such as prayer meetings, home cells and worship services are doing well.  I thank God that our Sunday attendance is increasing.  We have new visitors every week. Praise the Lord.

Please let me share with you about Daw (Mrs.) Yee’s testimony.  She shares, “My husband and I worked seven days a week. We were even working on Sundays, because if we did not work on Sunday then we would have no food for the next day, Monday. Pastor Ruat had been teaching us that we should not work on Sunday, but should attend church. He taught us that several times that we should not work on Sundays. We got angry at first. We thought that how can it be? If we don’t work we will not have food for the next day. But, Pastor Ruat told us that you must try it and trust God to provide. Finally, we stopped working on Sunday and we have still food for the next day. It was amazing that the Lord blessed our work on six days. Praise the Lord, God is living.”

I would like to thank God for His love and care for His children. I help my members and villagers in their needs, such as giving them a ride wherever they want to go on my motorbike.  I will tell them about the living God and share the gospel with them. I also help those who are sick. I try to help them and send them to a hospital in Kangaw and Kalemyo. This ministry gives me a connection with them and I use it to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also help people with their daily work. Recently, I helped U (Mr.) Phu Ti’s house repair. They were very happy. It provides me with an opportunity to share about Jesus.

In my past report I had mentioned a drunkard that I sent to a drug rehab center. His name is Ling Man. He shared his testimony with me. “I was very bad—I would drink and get drunk every day—so heavy was my drunkenness that I nearly died. But Pastor Ruat helped me and sent me to the drug rehab care center. They helped me get sober and the also told me about salvation through Jesus. I was deeply touched that God loves me and now I believe that he has preserved my life till today. I found Jesus my Savior who had redeemed me from my sin. Pastor Ruat has taken care of not only myself, but also my family. I am thankful to him and to God.”

  • Please pray also for my wife’s health and strength, so that she may be a good helper in my ministry.
  • Please pray for our country, we need good government and freedom for Christianity.

I always give thanks to God for your faithful prayer and support. May the Lord continue to bless you all! Thank you very much.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field,

Pastor Ruat

December 2015

I would like to praise and thank God for answering our prayers, for my ministry, in December 2015. We had four Christmas celebrations for non-Christians at different times and in different villages; there were two celebrations in Shwe-mit-thar, one in Taungkhayan, and one in Myautkayan. We had conducted a Gospel camp from December 22-25 in Taungkhayan village. God drew many new people to come and join us. On December 25, Christmas Day, about 3000 people came and joined the camping! It was beyond our expectation! For some, it was the first time celebrating Christmas Day. Together, everyone enjoyed singing Christmas songs and playing games too. Many of them shared their testimonies in knowing the salvation of Jesus Christ. We also provided dinner. Our speaker was Rev. William, and we had two Gospel singers and musicians that came from Kalemyo, Sagaing division. Praise the Lord for the donors that helped out!

Please give thanks to God for the success of our Christmas season ministry, especially our Gospel meetings at Taungkhayan village; there are about 1500 families in the village.

I also had visited some families and prayed for them. I invited them to join our weekly programs. Some people did oppose us and try to stop my ministry, but it was amazing that more people had an interest in hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our weekly worship service and prayer meetings are doing well too.

  • Please pray for our ministry in 2016, that the Lord will open more doors.
  • Please pray also for my wife’s health and strength, so that she may be a good helper in my ministry.
  • Please pray for our country, we need good government and freedom for Christianity.

I always give thanks to God for your faithful prayer and support. May the Lord continue to bless you all! Thank you very much.

Your co-worker in the Lord’s field,

Pastor Ruat