Pastor Shwe

Recent Ministry

Though I have been through many trials and difficulties, the Lord strengthens me and encourages me through His Holy Word. I praise God that I can witness for Christ. I know that it is because of your prayers.

During the past month, I shared the gospel in several places. I reached several families who live illegally in the field of Takhun Daing village in Hlegu township and are below the poverty level. I taught about salvation for an entire day to twenty-five Buddhists, no Christians at all. Many questions were asked regarding the way of salvation through Jesus, and I compared the truth with Buddhism. No one accepted Jesus at that time, but I pray for the Holy Spirit to work in their hearts continually so that one day they may come to faith.

  • Pray for the people in the field of Takhun Daing to consider salvation and come to an understanding of the love of God and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

During the water festival holidays, we conducted a combined gospel camping trip with the Gongtalapong church. James and Phoebe are ministering there. I was one of the teachers at the camp. I instructed a group of new people who joined the camping trip for the first time from many different places. I asked them if they understood what I was teaching and they said, we understand, but we need more time to study and think about it.

  • Pray for those who heard the gospel for the first time at this camping trip to come to faith.
  • Pray for those who are still considering the gospel to have all their doubts answered and to proclaim salvation.

I shared the gospel with two new families. Ko Min’s family lives at West Yayat village, Hlegu township. Ko Min asked me about gods, he said, “there are many gods in the world, who is the real one, true, living God?” I explained to him using example and comparisons that only Jesus Christ rose from the dead and overcame the power of death. No other of the gods could overcome death. Jesus died for our sins, and those who believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Ko Min was impressed and asked me to meet him again and to tell his family more about Jesus.

U (Mr.) Myint’s family lives in Yee Kyaw village, Htantapyin township. They were attentive and listened as I shared. This was their first time hearing about Jesus.

  • Pray for these two families, Min and Myint, to come to an understanding of the love and grace of God shown through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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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