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September 2017

Hello in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! August and September were difficult months for me Because of the heavy rains we have received down here, but due to your faithful prayers, I was able to go out and have a good time evangelizing new people.

While I was out doing evangelism in August I met Mr. Hla Sawng and was able to share the Gospel with him, he was meeting up with friends but stayed and listened for one hour to hear what I had to say. As I finished sharing with him the good news he said he wanted to become a believer in Jesus, we prayed, and Hla made a profession of faith in Jesus!

During September I traveled to the village of Bilu and shared the Gospel, handing out tracks as well. While there I met up with one couple Mr. Aung Htan and Mrs. Lin Hli as well as the family of Mr. Sein Thang, I shared the story of Jesus with them, and they were excited to hear the Gospel. It was an excellent time, and we are thanking God that they became believers in Jesus.

A few friends of mine and myself journeyed to the township of Kanpalet for two days of Bible training along with an open forum Q&A time; it was very encouraging, and we are glad that we attended. As we returned we stopped in the town of Saw Myo and shared the Gospel with a man named Mana Ling from the city Mindat Chin and he became a believer in Jesus and dedicated his life to God! (Saw Myo is the town where one of our brothers Pastor Tha Khup is working, praise the Lord for the work Jesus is doing!)

As the Lord leads you, please pray for the following:

  • Give thanks to the Lord for the profession of faith of Mr. Aung Htan and Ms. Lin Hli.
  • Pray for Mr. Sein Thang’s family and Mr. Mana Ling, that they would stand firm in their faith as they are pressured by their community to return to Buddhism.
  • Praise the Lord for providing the excellent training we were able to attend in the town of Kanpalet.
  • Pray that I will be able to reach new people with the Gospel and win more souls for the Kingdom!

Thank you for working with us through your prayers and financial giving!

In Christ’s service, Pastor Ha Aung Tam

July 2017

Jesus said, “Come unto me, all who are weary and heavy laden, I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28; ESV). One patient an old man, U Than who was a non-Christian, he had been suffering from many sicknesses and was weak and weary. I met him and told him about Jesus, the greatest Physician, who can heal every sickness. He was interested in my sharing, I visited him, again and again, praying for him. Just a week ago he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. He said,“I met the living God, whom I need for life. I know that He can heal my sickness, but if not I will still worship Him and praise Him because He gave me eternal life.” Praise the Lord!

I visited the town of Mindat where my relatives are living. I met my cousin U Ha Ling and other members of the family, they are traditional spirit worshippers, and the Lord opened a door for me to have the freedom to preach the gospel to them. A few years ago they never allowed me to share about Jesus Christ. Now they are interested in hearing about the eternal life. Lastly, they said to me that they want to receive Jesus as the Savior of their family. I will visit and tell them more about salvation again.

If you remember from my last report, my wife was sick and hospitalized at Mindat town General Hospital. Thanks to your prayers after two weeks in the hospital she was much better and returned home on July 19, 2017.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for the conversion of U Than Sei, though he has been sick for several months, he is healed spiritually. Give thanks to God as well for U Ha Ling’s family, that they were interested in Jesus Christ and his salvation. Pray that the Holy Spirit may continue to speak them so that they will be saved.
  • Please pray for the health of my wife who is chronically sick.
  • Pray also for the new field of Mindat, God willing I hope to start a new house church there.

I would like to give my special thanks to you all for your prayer and financial support. I pray that the Lord may bless you and use you for the extension of His Kingdom. Thank you so much!

Yours in Christ service, Pastor Ha Aung Tam

June 2017

May the peace of God the Father be with you all. Your prayer is powerful and enables sinners to be redeemed by Jesus Christ. Our weekly services are meeting regularly, and we have some new visitors to our Sunday service.

In June the Lord gave me the privilege to share the gospel to households in two villages, which were:
(1) Swee Aung Thar village where I met Daw Htung and Daw Lang’s families and shared the gospel with them. They are worshippers of spirits and silently listened to my sharing. They were patient and pondered the things I taught them, but I think they need to know more about the way of eternal life through Jesus Christ before they decide to believe in Him.

(2) Located to the west of my town is Htwee village. I journeyed there and shared the Gospel with the people amongst them was U Thang Pwee’s family. They believed my sharing and were joyful at the news of the Gospel. I also met one man in the village whose name was U Ngai Yaw who was a spirit worshipper, he accepted Jesus Christ but is afraid to become a Christian because of the rejection and adversity he will experience from his relatives and community.

(3) I also went to Htaylin town and visited U Ngaih Ki’s family members who were from the Mindat tribe and shared the word of God with them. They were happy to hear it, and I invite them to join our church in Htaylin town.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for my outreach ministries in June, pray that the people who heard the gospel may accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • Pray for U Ngai Yaw that he may have the courage to profess he is a believer in Jesus.
  • Pray also for reaching new people around my field.
  • Pray for my wife’s health because she is suffering from stomach aches.

Thanks once again to you all for your prayer and financial support. I pray that the Lord may bless you and use you for the extension of His Kingdom. Thank you so much.

Your in Christ’s service, Ha Aung Tam

May 2017

I would like to say my heartfelt thanks to you all for your continuing support. In May I traveled to three villages and sharing the Gospel, they were Kyat-uh-tin, Lekyi-Aing, and Kharutaung village.

In Kyat-uh-tin village, I stayed at the home of Daw Un Man and shared the gospel with her family members along with some neighbors. It was encouraging to me that Daw Un Man and some of her family members agreed with my teachings and said they would like me to return, they want to learn more and allow time for the Holy Spirit to change their hearts.

I also went to Lekyi-Aing village and met with some of the townspeople there, a few rejected me, but there was one U Naing who allowed me to speak and I shared about Jesus with him. I took time and taught for several hours, after which he accepted and believed in Jesus Christ! Praise the Lord! He told me that he wanted to study the Bible in the future if possible. Thank God for him.

I visited the village of Kharutaung before and accessed that almost all the people there were spirit worshipers, some were Buddhist, and a few were Christians as well. I went from house to house teaching, upon entering Ko Zaw’s house she and her family accepted me and I stayed with them for one night. I shared the gospel with them, and they warmly welcomed me and were happy to hear about eternal life through Jesus Christ. God opens more doors for the gospel because of your prayer help. Thank you.

My weekly church service is doing well. Though we are few, my church members are active in the ministry of God. We are continuing to have new visitors come to our service, prayer meetings, and home cells too.

Prayer Request:

  • Give thanks to God for my outreach ministry to three villages, pray that those who hear the gospel may come to God and have eternal life.
  • Give thanks as well to God for our weekly services, which were going well.
  • Pray to the Lord and ask that the hearts of the people would be open to the Gospel.
  • Pray also for my family, especially giving thanks to God for my wife. Her health is steadily getting better thanks to your prayers.

I would like to give my thanks to you for your prayers and financial support. I pray that the Lord may bless you and use you for the extension of His Kingdom.

Your in Christ’s service, Ha Aung Tam

February 2017

Greetings to all my prayer partners in the name of Jesus Christ. Thanks to your prayers my wife is getting much better from her sickness, she was discharged from Kalemyo Hospital on February 2, 2017. She is taking medication and will need to see her doctor at the Kalemyo hospital once a week.

While in Kalemyo Civil Hospital I met several sick people and prayed for them. I thank God that I had an opportunity to share the gospel with several hospital workers as well. For the last month while I was in the hospital my daughter and one of the Elders lead the services and programs.

  • Please continue to pray for us that we may be able to return home and continue the ministry.

In Christ’s service, Ha Aung Tam

October 2016

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Hello in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! August and September were difficult months for me because of the heavy rains we have received down here, but due to your faithful prayers, I was able to go out and have a good time evangelizing new people.

While I was out doing evangelism In the month of August  I met Mr. Hla Sawng and was able to share the Gospel with him, he was meeting up with friends but stayed and listened for one hour to hear what I had to say. As I finished sharing with him the good news he said he wanted to become a believer in Jesus, we prayed, and Hla made a profession of faith in Jesus!

  • Give thanks to the Lord for the profession of faith of Mr. Aung Htan and Ms. Lin Hli. 

During September I traveled to the village of Bilu and shared the Gospel, handing out tracks as well. While there I met up with one couple Mr. Aung Htan and Mrs. Lin Hli as well as the family of Mr. Sein Thang, I shared the story of Jesus with them,  and they were excited to hear the Gospel. It was an excellent time, and we are thanking God that they became believers in Jesus.

A few friends of mine and myself journeyed to the township of Kanpalet for two days of Bible training along with an open forum Q&A time; it was very encouraging, and we are glad that we attended. As we returned we stopped in the town of Saw Myo and shared the Gospel with a man named Mana Ling from the city Mindat Chin, he became a believer in Jesus and dedicated his life to God! (Saw Myo is the town where one of our brothers Pastor Tha Khup is working, praise the Lord for the work Jesus is doing!)

As the Lord leads you, please pray for the following:

  • Pray for Mr. Sein Thang’s family and Mr. Mana Ling, that they would stand firm in their faith as they are pressured by their community to return to Buddhism. 
  • Praise the Lord for providing the excellent training we were able to attend in the town of Kanpalet. 
  • Pray that I will be able to reach new people with the Gospel and win more souls for the Kingdom!

Thank you for working with us through your prayers and financial giving!

In Christ’s service, Pastor Ha Aung Tam

May 2016

Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ! Due to your prayer help, my church planting work is progressing. I have twenty-one members from five families. I thank God that we can continue our weekly programs without fail. I would like to give thanks to God for the conversion of U Sing Thang and family members; they received Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Praise the Lord!

I spent a few days in Lekyi Aing village, from April 11-13, evangelizing. I met several people in the village and shared the gospel. I met U Man Phe’s family and shared the gospel with them. It was amazing that the Lord saved three people among the Acho Chin tribe. All of the family members were interested in hearing God’s word.

  • Please pray for U Man Phe and family members, that they will continue to be interested in hearing God’s word and will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
  • Please pray for the Lairawn church members. 

I would like to share with you an update about U Man Phe’s family. On May 11, U Man Phe and the rest of his family members received Christ and joined our church. There are ten members in the family! I had mentioned in a previous report that from their family, only three people were converted to Christ at that time. We prayed hard for the rest of the members, and the Lord answered; they all accepted Christ as their Savior and Lord. Praise the Lord!

I have a plan and desire to reach new people as much as the Lord draws me; therefore, I need your fervent prayer help. Without prayer, it is not easy to reach people and share the gospel with them.

  • Please pray that many more new people will be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
  • Please pray also for our weekly home cell programs.

I am thankful for your prayer and support. I pray that the Lord may bless you and use you for the extension of His Kingdom.

Yours in Christ’s service,

Pastor Tam

April 2016

Greetings to all of you in the name of Jesus Christ. By God’s grace and because of your prayers, my baby son and wife are in good health.

The Lord added more members to the church. They are Ko (my daughter’s husband), Daw Htan (a widow), and her son Maung. Praise God for His answers to prayer.

  • Praise God for the new members
  • Pray for my daughter’s new family; pray for her husband, that he will grow in the faith

I visited one village, which is about seven miles from my place. The name of the village means something like “egg offering”—which means they use eggs for offering sacrifice to spirits. The people of this village are very devoted to this belief. But God has opened a door for the gospel. I met and shared the gospel with two people—Ki and Than. They listened with interest and said they were happy to see me. They invited me to come again. Praise the Lord!

  • Praise God for the outreach ministry in this village
  • Pray He will save many

I also participated in a fellowship group of Christians in another town. We have a combined prayer meeting every Friday. We pray for the extension of the gospel throughout our town and country.

  • Pray God will continue to open more doors for His life-giving gospel

Our weekly programs are doing well.

I want to give you my special thanks for all your prayers and financial support. I pray the Lord will bless you and use you continually for the extension of His kingdom.

Pastor Tam