HE WAS A DEVOUT BUDDHIST MONK. NOW HE CHAMPIONS THE GOSPEL. LEARN HIS STORY BELOW:
Most of the people in the country of Myanmar are Buddhists. Ye Myint Aung, one of Bible League Canada's local champions, was once one of them. In fact, he was a monk for seven years.
But one night in his Buddhist monastery, Ye Myint Aung couldn't fall asleep. "I had no assurance of eternal life," he says. That's when this ex-monk discovered the eternal, comforting peace and assurance of Jesus Christ.
Today, Ye Myint Aung is a pastor. With resources provided by your generosity, he's now reaching out to Buddhists in his community who are waiting to know Jesus!
The best person to share the Gospel with a Buddhist nation is someone who was once Buddhist. Myanmar has been steeped in Buddhist traditions for centuries, and only a former Buddhist can truly communicate and relate to his or her own people about what it means to experience the joy, freedom and salvation of Jesus Christ.
Will you help us train more local champions who, like Ye Myint Aung, can witness to their communities about God's grace and His transformational power?
NAME: In 1989, the country changed its name from Burma to Myanmar.
STATUS OF THE GOSPEL: Only 4% of the population of 57 million people are currently Christian.
CHRISTIAN MINORITIES: Bible League Canada is working to reach the Burmese and Shan people groups who are both currently less than 1% Christian. These groups have been the most unreachable by Christian outreach and are strongly Buddhist, so many local champions need to be trained and equipped.
SIZE: Myanmar is slightly bigger than Alberta and is bordered by Thailand, Bangladesh, India and Laos.
Myanmar's people need the love of Jesus. Millions live in poverty. Many are dealing with the effects of past and present civil conflicts, years of oppression and more. God's redeeming truth can speak hope into these situations and help people to discover the life that He has planned for them.
For example, drug use is widespread, but local champions are witnessing to those with high drug addiction. Many addicts in Myanmar are coming to know Christ. They are experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit and are being healed from addiction. As we see fewer people struggling with drug addiction, we see the positive effects rippling outward into other social problems faced by this country.
Will you give today to support this important work in Myanmar? Will you partner with us and be a part of the movement of the Holy Spirit?
It only takes $90 for local champions in Myanmar to reach six people. Millions of Buddhists are waiting to hear more about the Living God.
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Bible League Canada brings the Living Word of God into the hands of people around the world. We don't just send North Americans on the ground to preach God's Word; we mentor local believers to install this powerful message within their communities.