2016 Myanmar Trip

Update on the Ministry in India ✦ February 2016

Updates and prayer requests:

Most of this update focuses on our recent trip to Myanmar and what God is doing there. But first, I want to report that we are having issues transferring funds to India. This is a prayer request. The government of Prime Minister Modi is hostile toward Christians and Christian ministry. When we sent the recent bank wire transfer, it was returned. They demanded that we spell out the purpose of the monies. In God’s marvelous providence, Pastor Steve Burns and Brother Paul were able to work this out and they finally received the funds that we sent. It is another indication of the hostility of the government and many Hindus toward Christian ministry in India.

SOUTHERN CHIN (MYANMAR) BRETHREN

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The Plymouth Brethren of Southern Chin State in Myanmar invited us to their National Conference to present the doctrines of Trine Immersion and Threefold Communion. We did this on January 22-24, 2016. We and the truth of God were well received. The President of the Fellowship, Thang Kee Ling, met with us and
stated that they need 3 months to consider what they heard and to present it to the churches in their Fellowship. We explained to them that, should they choose to embrace these biblical truths, then it could be the historic beginning of a great church planting effort in Myanmar among the tribal groups that have no Gospel witness. Their decision would allow us to partner together in a great church planting effort by sending teams of church planters to areas where there are no churches. It seems to us that God is opening this door as the government of Myanmar is currently undergoing a monumental change from a military dictatorship to a democracy. We expectantly wait to see what God may have in store for all of us in the days ahead. Your prayers are greatly appreciated for this. We also want to thank for praying for us during this long and arduous journey.

Over 50 elders and other lay leaders met with us.

Feb 2016 (picture2)You may send financial gifts for the ministry in India to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111         Telephone: 515-986-9698

For more information about the ministry in India, go to: http://www.insightintoindia.wordpress.com

If you would like to download the bulletin insert version of this update, please click on the link  below.
February 2016 India Update Bulletin Insert

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2016 Teaching Trip to Myanmar

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The CGBCI has received a request to teach Brethren distinctives to a fellowship of Plymouth Brethren churches in Myanmar. As a result of this request, the Foreign Mission Panel is sending Pastors Ike Graham and Bryan Maley to Myanmar. Josh Miller of the Orrville Grace Brethren Church will be accompanying them.

 

Please plan to pray for them as they travel January 16th-31st!

 

If you would like to print the prayer card for yourself or your church
click on the link below for a printable version of the prayer card (pdf).
2016 Myanmar Trip Prayer Card

If you don’t have the resources to print them yourself please email
orrvillegrace@gmail.com and we will send you some in the mail.

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