Pastor Shwe

Recent Ministry

Thank you for your constant prayers and support. Due to your partnership, the Lord is opening doors for me to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people who have never heard of Him before now. In January, I went to the Civic General Hospital in the Htantapyin township to donate blood for my friend, U (Mr.) Sein who was suffering from jaundice and needed a transfusion. After I gave the blood, I prayed with my friend. The man in the bed next to us requested me to pray for him as well, so I prayed with him and shared about Jesus who is the living and powerful God, able to heal every sickness. His name is U (Mr). Htay. Other people requested me to pray for them, and I had the opportunity to share the gospel message with several patients in the hospital on that same day.

U (Mr.) Htay was discharged the next day. He was thrilled that God had healed him. Htay is from the Tanphaya village, and I visited his home. He was excited to see me and shared about how Jesus had cured his sickness. He now believes in God as the true and living God who heals and has accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His wife also believes in Jesus, they are from the Karen tribe. I invited them to join the Sunday worship service at the closest Karen Baptist Church to their place.

  • Pray for U (Mr.) Htay and his wife to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and their understanding of salvation. Praise God for His healing of physical illness.
  • Pray for Htay and his wife to stand firm in their faith and influence their children by their trust in God.
  • Pray for my friend, U (Mr) Sein, to recover from his sickness.

I traveled to multiple places to witness to the people. I talked with the families of U (Mr.) Augn, Ma (Ms.) Ohn, and Daw (Mrs.) Tin Tin. They were open to hearing the gospel and listened as I spoke, but they have not yet responded in faith or expressed trust in Jesus Christ. I pray they will study the salvation of Jesus Christ and one day come to faith.

  • Pray for the families of Aung, Ohn and Tin Tin to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

I went to the Htantapyun township and revisited the Tanphaya village. I shared the gospel with three new families, the family of U (Mr) Bong, U (Mr.) Tan and U (Mr.) Hlaing. They accepted my sharing and liked what I had to say, but we will see how they respond in the future as they have not yet expressed faith.

  • Pray for the families of Bong, Tan, and Hlaing to consider the gospel further and come to faith.
  • Pray for the daily needs of my family. God is gracious to His children and reminds us that He will always be with us.
  • Pray for my daughter as she studies in her second year of college.

Pastor Tin Maung Shwe Testimony

I was born in the 1960s and grew up in a Buddhist family. I am the oldest son of my parents, and I am married and have one daughter who is now 13 years old. My wife and I were staunch Buddhists, my wife worked as a middle school teacher, and I owned a small business. In 2005 White Fields Pastor Aih Kham Go came to our neighborhood to share the Gospel, and my wife stopped to talk to him. The Lord gripped her heart, and she decided to become a follower of Jesus. I was agitated when she told me she had become a Christian.

Sometime later I was invited to join the gospel rally and decided to hear about this “living, and true” God. But that night as I listened I felt something in my heart. My wife prayed for me and shared the Gospel. This began to grow interested to hear more about the story of God and His salvation.

In April 2005 I joined a gospel camping trip that was organized by the Insein Biblical Presbyterian Church. We were taught about sin, salvation, and the grace of God. It was here that I understood the salvation of Jesus Christ for all men. I joined a church and attended every week; I started learning more about God. After a few weeks, I professed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and was baptized on December 25, 2006.

After my baptism I looked at my friends and neighbors in my community, many of them were bowing down and worshiping idols. I couldn’t sleep at night and thought about their souls and what would happen to them when they died. That thought compelled me to know I have a responsibility to tell them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If they knew the true God, they could worship and adore Him. But, I knew for myself that I needed to understand more about God and His words. From that time I participated in the ministry of God in the church and mission field. I now pastor a church No. 20 ward of Hlaingtazar town. Praise the Lord for his goodness, power, and authority! I thank the Lord for saving me.

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