Burma (MNN) — AMG
International has seen a remarkable change in response to their presence in Burma since
2008, when the national coworkers responded to the devastation of Cyclone Nargis.
Doors have been opening in ways their teams would not have
dreamed of prior to that time. Three
new churches came out of the soil broken up by the storm. AMG reports success in getting permission from the authorities
to build church buildings in which believers could meet.
In rural villages, open-air meetings have been permitted,
especially around Christmastime. Festivities can go on for two to three days,
tripling the opportunities for sharing the message of the Gospel with the
The ministry also reports an expansion of outreach into
Burma's prisons for the first time. AMG partners were given permission to build a chapel and to hold regular
services on a monthly basis.
Despite the reports of junta control and rigid suppression of
the Gospel, there is a house church of more than 100 in one of Yangon's slum
areas. In Bagan, Christian radio
broadcasts introduced 42 people to Christ.
What this reveals is growth that needs careful tending. One of the greatest needs is for more
pastors for the local Christians.
Please pray for AMG as they take advantage of the relative
openness they've experienced in Burma. As they engage in evangelism, distribute
Gospel tracts, and use radio broadcasts to make Christ known, ask God to put a
hedge of protection around their ministry partners. Pray that many more Burmese will come to know Jesus as Savior. Click here to learn more.