Pastor Shwe

Recent Ministry

I pray that the new year brings many good things to you all. During the Christmas season, the Lord opened many more doors for me to reach non-Christians in the Arrawady and Yangon regions. By God’s grace, I traveled with some believers to the villages of Taman Kyi, Tamar Sakaw, and Khaloh Chait. We shared the gospel of Jesus Christ and showed the “Jesus film” in the Burmese language. People were intently listening and watching the movie. I pray that the Holy Spirit continues to work in the hearts of these people, so they would be filled with a desire to know more about Jesus and His salvation story.

  • Pray for the villages of Taman Kyi, Tamar Sakaw, and Khaloh Chait. Give thanks for the outreach ministry and the many people who heard the gospel.
  • Pray for the people I met and told about the gospel of Jesus Christ, pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to touch their hearts and give them light to see Jesus and receive Him as their personal Lord and Savior.

A few days before Christmas, we held our celebration and had many non-Christians join us and listen to my preaching. We counted one-hundred and seventy people, mostly our neighbors. Praise the Lord. On Christmas day, I was invited to preach at the Christmas celebration on my friend, Pastor Tin Muang Shwe’s, mission field in Yazat Gone village, Hlegu township. Many non-Christians heard the good news of salvation. The day after, I preached in Htanta Pyin town, my out-reach place. We have three new believers in the village. Praise God for opening the doors for the gospel.

  • Pray for those who heard the message of the gospel to come to salvation in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for the new believers in Htanta Pyin town, to stand firm in the gospel and grow in their knowledge of and relationship with God.

The Testimony of Maung Wee Yan Min. He is a young man. When I shared the gospel with his parents last September, Wee opposed me and argued saying, “those who worship Jesus, worship a man killed by other men, he was not God.” When I visited their house in December, I asked Wee to discuss Buddhism, but he refused, so I talked to him about religion. I told him about the Buddhist god and their beliefs. Then I shared about Jesus who is the true and living God. He was impressed and wanted to know more about Jesus. He asked me for a Bible, and I gave him one. I pray that the Holy Spirit will teach him clearly about Jesus through his reading of God’s Word and that he may come to believe in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

  • Pray for Maung Wee Yan Min to read his Bible and accept Jesus into his life.

I went to the Yazat Gone village in Hlegu township again at the end of December and met Daw (Mrs.) Twe Moe and her daughter Khin Thita Win. They were happy to see me and shared with me, “When you preached at the Christmas celebration, we clearly heard and understood the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. We both believe in Him now.” They promised to worship only Jesus and to attend the church regularly. Praise the Lord.

  • Pray for the new believers, Daw Twe Moe, and Khin Thita Win, to grow in their knowledge of God and stand firm in their faith.

Pray for my church members to stand firm in the faith and for their daily needs to be met.

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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