Thank you so much for all your prayers throughout this trip. God truly moved in so many ways and it was evident that He was with us and going before us every step of the way.

We had the privilege to meet with more than 350 pastors and church leaders who are working hard to shine the light of the gospel and multiply disciples across Myanmar. We spent several days with them, teaching, preaching, and training. What a blessing it was to be around these sweet men and women of God.

One highlight of this trip was the children’s outreach event where more than 250 precious children came and heard the message of Jesus. Many children turned and surrendered their lives to Jesus. We also had a last minute opportunity for us to go into a neighborhood in the slums of the city of Yangon. We partnered alongside Pastor Ling and his church with their feeding ministry and shared the gospel in the community. Please pray for these sweet people that the seeds of the gospel that were planted would take root in their hearts.

Throughout the week, we had many great gospel conversations. We shared with many in a local park and we know of  at least two men who decided to follow Jesus!

Yangon is home to the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temples in the world. The pagoda is one of the first things that missionary Adoniram Judson discovered when he came to Burma in 1813. On our final day, we spent some time prayer walking around the base of this pagoda just like Judson would often do.

Waves of emotion swept over me as I stood in the courtyard watching hundreds of people bowing and worshipping. People in darkness, dedicating their lives to what is false. That is why we come — To partner alongside the local believers to bring the light of the gospel to their people in desperate need of hope. Please continue to pray for this sweet country. This is a dark place but the light of the gospel is spreading.

– Jared