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Reaching out to Myanmar
November 2011

Reaching out to Myanmar

Reaching out to MyanmarWe believe that our lives are in the hands of our sovereign God, yet often this cannot readily be seen until one looks back. I served God in Kos (Greece) for four years. During that time, I met a young man called David*. He is a pastor involved in church planting…

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Burma’ where all the gold is on the pagodas
February 2010

Burma’ where all the gold is on the pagodas

Burma— where all the gold is on the pagodas On 17 November Dr Jim Winter and John Hobson of Horsell Evangelical Church, and I of College Park Baptist Church, Lewisham, met for the long flight from Heathrow to Yangon. We returned safely back on 1 December.     It was a lovely surprise to see Yangon's new,…

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Missionary Spotlight – Myanmar’s devastation
September 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Myanmar’s devastation

Myanmar's devastation UK missionary Brian Ellis has sent this report by Peter Ci Thang of a recent visit to the Irrawaddy delta, in Myanmar. Peter is a student of Grace Ministerial Academy, in Metro-Manila, Philippines.  In early June I visited a number of island villages in Myanmar to help victims of the May cyclone. Two…

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June 2008

Burma’s agony

Burma's agony When Cyclone Nargis smashed into the rice-growing Irrawaddy Delta in the south of Burma on 3 May, Karen state bore the brunt of its destructive force, though four other regions have also been officially declared disaster zones by the country's ruling military junta. As we go to press, the extent of the destruction is…

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The road to Mandalay
May 2007

The road to Mandalay

The invitation came out of the blue. Addressed to the church website, it spoke of a recently formed group of churches founded on the doctrines of grace. 'We feel we are still so young in the Reformed faith. We need more training. Please come and teach us'. Such are the wonders of modern communications…

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Missionary Spotlight-Myanmar – land of pagodas
February 2004

Missionary Spotlight-Myanmar – land of pagodas

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is the largest country in mainland South East Asia. Its population is a union comprising many different nationalities, with fifty minority people groups speaking 128 different languages and dialects.  Buddhism The country is covered with Buddhist pagodas. They are on every mountain and hill, near towns and villages - wherever pious Buddhists…

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February 2004

Missionary Spotlight-The Union of Myanmar [Burma]

Area:261,218 square miles.Population:47 million. Neighbouring countries:China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh and India.Environment:Myanmar's terrain is dominated by a horseshoe of mountains and highlands surrounding central lowlands and the plains of the Irrawaddy River. The long coastline in the west provides many natural harbours. Most of Myanmar lies within the tropics. Life expectancy:55 years. Myanmar has a…

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Missionary Spotlight-Contending for the faith
February 2004

Missionary Spotlight-Contending for the faith

Adoniram Judson and his wife landed at Yangon in 1813. The first convert was gained in 1819. His name was U Naw and, as he witnessed to his family and others, several more were converted. This tiny foothold was obtained in the face of social and religious hostility. The Burmese were so strongly entrenched…

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