Pastor Shwe

Recent Ministry

Greetings. I have traveled frequently to conduct our outreach ministry; I mostly went to the Htantapyin town and surrounding villages. No church exists in this area. First, I went to San Kin village in Htantapyin township and shared about Jesus Christ with U (Mr.) Win and U (Mr.) Aung’s families. I shared my testimony and experience of believing in Christ. They were interested in my sharing but did not respond to the gospel yet. We need to continue to pray for them. The next week I went to the same township but to a different village, the Phu Nat Pae village and shared about Jesus with U (Mr.) Tun and U (Mr.) Tin’s families.

  • Pray for Win and Aung and their family members to come to understand salvation.
  • Pray for the people who hear the gospel to have the seed planted in their heart grow and that they will be saved.
  • Pray for more people each month to be hungry for the good news and for their hearts to be open to hearing it.

I traveled to the Danuh Pheo township, Cung Siah village, and met one of my old friends from before I became a Christian and was changed by God’s grace. His name is U (Mr.) Htun; he lives with his family in Bu Tanat village, Delta area. I shared with him about how I became a Christian and about the living and true God. He was interested and asked me to tell him more and more. I went to their village again and stayed there two nights, telling him about God’s Word and salvation in Jesus Christ. I was thrilled that at last, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. His children do not believe yet. Pray for them, that God may touch their hearts, and they will be saved.

  • Pray for Htun and his family.
  • Pray for Htun’s new faith to grow and for his testimony to his children.
  • Pray for his children to have questions, and be interested in the gospel, pray for their salvation.

I went to Takhun village, Hleku township, and met a small group of believers and some non-Christians. I had the opportunity to share the Word of God, encouraging the believers. I shared the gospel with those who were not Christians, and they were curious and wanted to know more about Jesus at another time.

  • Pray for an opportunity to return and share more about God.

I visited the Ngian Laypyin and Kyodaw villages in Htantapyin township and shared the gospel with several non-Christians at a believer’s house. I met one woman, Daw (Mrs.) Myih, who is the wife of a believer, U (Mr). Saw. Myih was a staunch Buddhist and worked as a government schoolteacher. She hates Christians, so their family life was complicated for many years. Many times, they wanted to get a divorce, but as they have two children, they did not get divorced. Myih came and listened to my sharing of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was touched and wanted to hear more. I revisited the family and continued to explain the salvation of Jesus Christ. After a few days, Myih accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Lord and Savior. Praise the Lord!

Myih shared her testimony. “I was a Buddhist, but I married a Kayin Christian. We have two children; they are not Christian nor Buddhist. I myself had decided that I would never change my religion to Christianity. Many preachers came and shared with me about Jesus, but I never accepted them, and I refused to listen to what they told me. I hated them, including Tin Maung Shwe, because he was a Buddhist who converted to Christianity. I was afraid my children would be Christians. This time was perplexing to me, Pastor Tin Maung Swe came and shared about Jesus with me twice. His sharing was clear; I was impressed and deeply touched in my heart to know the love of God and the salvation story. Now I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord.” Praise God for her testimony.

  • Pray for Myih to grow in her faith and be firmly rooted in God’s Word.
  • Pray for her testimony to her coworkers and others in the community.

Give thanks for her salvation.

I brought some used clothes to Hnget Peotaw village in Taih Kyi township and distributed to those who were in need. I told a group of people about original sin.  Generally, this concept is one people do not accept. I shared Romans 5:12, “…by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” They did not find this easy to believe or understand. They discussed it and asked some questions. I answered them with examples, and finally, they were able to realize that all men have sinned and come short of the glory of God. I will go and meet with them again to share more about salvation. Pray for our conversation.

  • Pray for the group in Hnget Peotaw village as they wrestle with this concept to come to accept their need for a savior and come to faith in Jesus Christ.

My weekly church services are doing well. Since I was frequently traveling for outreach to the villages and towns, Pastor Hoi Ceu has been leading our weekly services. Praise the Lord.

  • Pray for our church members to meet faithfully and grow in their knowledge of God’s Word.
  • Pray for their daily survival and for their debts to be paid.
  • Pray for the pastor and his family.

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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