Myanmar

"Our focus here is not just sharing the gospel of salvation, but also defending and proclaiming the Reformed Faith."
- Rev. Khawl Ro Kima

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Myanmar

The Golden Land

PMU supports the church planting work of the Yangon BPC in three areas of Myanmar: Thinglei, Namhu, and Aung Tha Pyi, as well as an orphanage.

About Myanmar

Official Name:
Union of Burma  or Myanmar
Note: Since 1989 the military authorities in Burma have promoted Myanmar as a conventional name for their state. This decision was not (and is not) approved by any sitting legislature in Burma, and is not accepted by the U.S. However, the name Myanmar is now widely accepted by numerous countries and by the United Nations.
Capital City: Nay Pyi Taw
(2,606,885 pop.) (3,451,549 metro)
Population of  Myanmar:

55,167,330 (2013 est.)
Population of  Yangon (largest city):
4,300,000 (2012)*
Language:
Burmese (official), minority ethnic groups have their own languages
Religion:
Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
National Day: January 4
Ethnicity: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%

* http://www.populationfun.com/burma-myanmar-population/
Except where noted, information taken from www.worldatlas.com.

Myanmar Mission

Rev. Khawl Ro Kima, Yangon BPC

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The common opinion regarding self-supporting ministries in Myanmar is that "It can't be done." Thankfully, our Lord does not base His work on common opinions! PMU is pleased to say that the Yangon BPC is now able to support their pastor, Rev. Khawl Ro Kima, with the help of the farmland purchased for such a purpose. PMU's goal is never to arrive in a country to provide monies for a ministry that continues endlessly to be dependent upon foreign funds. Our desire is to see churches planted that can support their own ministers.

A man with a vision, Rev. Kima has a burning passion to reach his people for Christ. He served at different Bible seminaries for several years as well as pastoring a church before becoming a PMU missionary. Founding Yangon Bible Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kima has worked to instruct his people in the Scriptures and, with the Yangon Session, oversees a vigorous gospel ministry across the country.

The goal of a self-supporting church has been reached now, and so, Rev. Kima is no longer working with PMU as a missionary. Joined by his wife, Mawite, and their two children, the Kimas continue to serve as a pastor family in their native land. Please remember them in prayer as they remain faithful in their labors.

PMU continues to partner with the Yangon BPC in helping to raise up more church plants across Myanmar. To that end, we will continue to raise funds for church planting and the orphanage. (One graduate from the orphanage school is now preparing for the gospel ministry!) Rev. Kima's vision and goal is to establish a full presbytery by 2027!

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Prayer Requests

Myanmar Mission

October 2020

Thanking God for:

Aung tha pyi BP Mission

  • The good health of the church and His protection, especially His protection from infection.

Tat Oo BP Mission

  • The good harvest this year. We harvested more corn than last year.

Thinglei BP Mission

  • The church is moving forward in spite of having no pastor.

Yangon BP Church

  • The livestream service is still going well.  We have two services – one in the Burmese language and the other in the Mizo language.  More people are listening.

 

Please Pray for:

Aung tha pyi BP Mission

  • Sunday worship service to resume as soon as possible. We have not had Sunday worship service for more than three months due to the pandemic.

Tat Oo BP Mission

  • The growth and spiritual health of the church members.

Thinglei BP Mission

  • God to supply a new pastor soon.  The church has been without a pastor for two years now.

Yangon BP church

  • Myanmar is facing the second wave of the Covid 19 pandemic.  Many people are being infected and Yangon city is now under home stay restriction.  Pray also for my wife, Mawite.  Her health is very weak these days.

News from Myanmar

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2020 PMU Foreign Missions Map

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Positive Effects of the Pandemic by Rev. Khawl Ro Kima (Aug/Sept 2020 Banner)

Prayer Letters

Short term mission team 2019, web

Myanmar Prayer Letter (February 2020)

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Myanmar Prayer Letter, October 2019

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Myanmar Prayer Letter (July 2019)

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