What happens when you take the Good News of Jesus to people who have never heard it before? Find out with the latest Global Story…
Welcome to “The Global Story,” a weekly glimpse into how God is at work through the global Body of Christ. This is Galen from Global Disciples.
As Global Disciples, our vision is to see every person have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ. We do this by equipping and mobilizing churches in over 46 countries. Especially those with access to least-reached people in their region.
Myanmar—or Burma—has 136 distinct ethnic groups. More than half of those groups have no witness or little witness to Jesus Christ.
Reaching them with the Good News is the goal for a growing number of local churches and leaders, and we’re honored to partner with them in training and sending out disciple-makers and church planters.
One recent program report began, “God sent eleven young people to the training. They were blessed by the teaching, and submitted their lives to winning perishing souls. As they were empowered by the Word of God, the Lord used them to preach the Gospel boldly and effectively among those who were still unreached with the Gospel.”
As they began to reach out, eleven disciple-makers and their leaders focused on four different ethnic groups in a number of villages.
The director wrote, “This is a least-reached area; the people are Buddhists and spirit worshipers. We divided into two groups and visited three villages where least-reached people live. God was working with them in their hearts to hear the Gospel as we shared with them.
“By God’s guidance, ten people came to faith in Christ, and six were baptized, and a new fellowship was planted.”
The director said, “Another four believers are willing to be baptized but because their families oppose it, and some villagers threaten to attack them, we will wait for a time.”
The disciple-makers also faced opposition from Buddhist monks and spirit worshipers who saw how Jesus was changing lives, and felt their power was threatened.
As the director said, “We hope the Gospel will spread over this area through new believers. They are so faithful in the Lord, and to live by the guidance of His Holy Spirit.”
Join us in praying for the Good News of Jesus to reach these least-reached people in Myanmar, and around the world.