Decades of Ministry in Myanmar
Close to 30 years ago a young Burmese couple returned from Bible school in India to their village in Myanmar. They had witnessed many sick and dying children on the streets while in India. They believed they heard from Holy Spirit not to allow that to happen in their village.
Their names are Peter and Rebecca, and they started an orphanage while in their early twenties with a handful of children. Peter taught at Gospel For Asia Bible College part-time while Rebecca scavenged for food and cared for the orphans. At one point they sold their wedding rings to buy urgently needed rice. But they continued to hear the Holy Spirit direct their path as He gave them great vision for what they could accomplish.
We met them in 1996 and immediately connected with their vision for a larger orphanage, Bible school, and church. They trusted that the Lord wanted them to raise up Christian children filled with Holy Spirit in a mostly Buddhist nation. They had a heart for their people, not only in their village, but in their nation. It was a perfect partnership for our ministry. Our vision for orphans, widows, and helping pastors in remote areas was the same. This is how our relationship began.
Today Love Children’s Home includes over 500 orphans in 13 orphanages. Disciple Bible College continues to train young adults in the ways of the Lord and church planting. The new Peter Thang School will provide excellent Christian-based education for over 500 students beginning this June. A vibrant church serves not only the children but local villagers. Widows are cared for, and pastors are trained, encouraged, and sent out.
Peter Thang joined the saints in heaven during Covid and is celebrating with Jesus Christ today. His wife Rebecca, children Elizabeth, Rosemary, and Joseph are carrying on the ministry with fresh eyes, hearts, and enthusiasm. Like Peter, they hear from the Holy Spirit and are led accordingly. We thank God for our partnership today and look forward to a long relationship.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for the work in Myanmar.
Dennis and Robin
Myanmar Ministry Continues to Reach New Orphans
Meet two of our newest members to our LCH family, Bone A Lin Kar Zaw (4 year old), and Aung Kyaw Min (9 year old), from Mon State. Due to the country’s situation, their parents had to separate and live in different parts of the country and decided to get divorced after a year of living in different places, realizing that the father might not be able to come home again. After their divorce, their mother came to Yangon all the way from Mon state to start a new life with her kids. But without getting a proper job and having no place to live in Yangon, their mother decided to send the two kids to LCH instead of wandering on the street for their living. They didn’t get to go to school back in their hometown, so they both will start school from Kindergarten. We are glad that they are with us, and we are here to provide for their needs—physically, spiritually, and educationally in any way we can. Elizabeth Thang
Original Orphans Today
Abraham and Esther got married, and after they finished Bible college, became one of the network leaders (Miracle Children’s Home). They have 30 children at the orphanage they are taking care of and 4 kids of their own.
Amos married one of the Disciple Bible College alumni, Sophia, and now they are one of the network leaders (Rebeccamy’s Children’s Home). After they finished Bible college, they went to India to further study the Bible, and when they got back, they decided to take care of children. They have 26 children at their orphanage and 4 kids of their own.
Benjamin got married to Roda from Love Children’s Home. They both served at the Love Children’s Home for over 10 years. In 2022 they moved out from the campus and live outside near the campus. Now he is working as one of the Bible school professors at a different Bible college, and his business making loom products at home with their own loom. They have 2 kids of their own.
Thomas married Marriam and became one of the network leaders (Love Children’s Home II) after they graduated from Disciple Bible College. They have 22 children at their orphanage and have 3 kids of their own.
Below is a video that shares the story of Thomas and Marriam.
Ruth is now living in Colorado. She and her husband just welcomed a new baby boy a few months ago. They have their own business, running a few sushi bars at Costco and supermarkets.
Maung, after leaving LCH went to Malaysia for a few years to work. Now he is in Min Done, which is one of the villages in Rakhine.
Tluang is in Chin state and has 2 kids.
Food For Thought
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:7
We each have a part to play in God’s work in the world. At times it’ll be planting seeds and other times watering them. We can rest knowing that God will make it grow.
You can be an important part of our ministry by praying for us. Prayer is a weapon of warfare, and we covet your prayers. If you would like us to pray for you, e-mail your prayer requests to us. Please pray for the following:
We thank you, in advance, for praying for the following:
For your pastors and their families.
For the ministries in Myanmar.
For upcoming travel plans this year.
“And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him.” Luke 24:31
We founded Going Global Inc. in 2007 with this ministry goal. It is still our heart today. Thank you for praying and partnering with us. Together, we can do a lot!
Dennis & Robin Nonnemacher
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