Myanmar Ministry Endorsed
On June 30th, Brother Naing Bu and his wife, Pam, met with the Foreign Mission Panel of the CGBCI. A written plan was submitted for a joint partnership between the CGBCI and the churches of the Southern Chin Brethren Fellowship in Myanmar to plant churches among tribal people groups in the country of Myanmar. This written plan included a strong commitment on the part of the SCBF to adopt and embrace the CGBCI Statement of Faith as their own. Brother Naing Bu and his wife also agreed to be baptized by trine immersion even though he had already been baptized by trine immersion to demonstrate their understanding of this ordinance and to demonstrate their commitment. Moreover, it will provide a good example to the other Myanmar pastors.
The written plan also includes that pastors Ike Graham and Bryan Maley return to Myanmar in January to teach trine immersion and threefold communion while at the same time demonstrating to the pastors and churches how we carry out these commands by our Lord. Pray for these plans and for God’s good, acceptable and perfect will to be accomplished for His glory alone.
While we were at Conference in KY, Brother Paul sent his greetings to the Conference and also sent the following prayer requests:
- For the Lord’s strength in the midst of growing opposition and persecution.
- For the health of the church planters. Some have been experiencing health problems.
- For the continued effective ministry of the Proclaimer units which read the New Testament in the language of the people.
- For Gilbert’s continued experience as a medical doctor for the purpose of ministry.
You may send financial gifts for the ministry in India and Myanmar to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111
Make sure to specify which country you want your funds to be directed too.
For more information about the ministry in India, go to: http://www.insightintoindia.wordpress.com
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July 2016 India/Myanmar Update Bulletin Insert