How do you reach a people whose language you do not speak and whose culture you do not adequately understand? In Myanmar and surrounding areas GLBM works mostly through trained national preachers. The first mission of GLBM is to plant churches because we believe that the local church is the channel of world evangelism. There are those who want to start schools or even seminaries but we believe that Jesus ordained the institution of the Church and that all ministries should emanate from a strong congregation governed by a Pastor and its officers. Paul the Apostle told Timothy, his son in the faith, “For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee…Titus 1:5. Once a church-planter/pastor has established a strong church-base, then other ministries like schools and orphanages can be started as a ministry of that particular congregation. Preachers associated with GLBM are building churches and training other men, sending them out to plant churches in specific areas where no Bible-preaching, soul-winning, mission-minded church currently exists. We do not seek to build upon another man’s foundation but we want to be pioneers. Many churches have been started and many others have been strengthened.
Please pray for these particularly young ministries:
Pastor MICHAEL KHAI
Michael Khai is a 2014 Bible Institute graduate serving in Malaysia among the Chin refugees. Michael is a tremendous soul-winner and has been a wonderful translator for our GLBM teams. Even before graduating, Michael started a new church-plant in the border village of Mae Tao, a community in the Tak Province of Thailand, just across the Myanmar border. This area is inhabited by mostly Burmese people.
Pastor/Church-planter A LIN
Pastor A Lin is starting a church in the Burmese village of Hlaing Htar Ya, Myanmar, an hour north of Yangon city. He has suffered great persecution but has persevered. He has been there for more than five years. When Brother DeWitt and the GLBM team visited him in 2013, he had just been married to a beautiful young lady. They live and hold church services in a one-room bamboo hut where the couple’s entire married life is under a blanket in the middle of a dozen widows and all their children. Pastor A Lin has won more than sixty people to Christ. He is using the GLBM discipleship material to train his new converts and needs much help. If you would like to help Pastor A Lin and this young church with a one-time gift or with monthly support, please contact GLBM.