MYSELF WITH PASTOR ZAW LIN AUNG AND PASTOR SARAH
A couple of days ago I finished four days of ministry in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and I am now back in Sweden. I was away three weeks in Nepal, Singapore and Malaysia and I just felt I have to write something extra about Kuala Lumpur. It was the first time for me to minister among the more than 1 million Burmese people living in Malaysia.
EIGHT HUNDRED PEOPLE COME FOR THE MIDNIGHT SERVICES
Pastor Zaw Lin Aung was converted 1996 in one of our first conferences we held in Yangon twenty years ago. He tells his story so vividly how he came forward and received Jesus, were filled with the Holy Spirit and the same night had visions of the future. He studied in our Bible school FGBTC in Yangon, Myanmar and later on started a ministry in Myanmar that has been very successful. He has planted several churches and speaks today to thousands of people in large healing campaigns in the nation and many miracles are taking place. He and his wife started a Discipleship Training School in the town of Taungyi in the Shan State, and later also set up a training centre in Kuala Lumpur together with a young Burmese girl by the name of Sarah Aye.
Sarah is an extraordinary young woman. She and her family had received approval from the US government and were accepted as refuges and were about to move to USA when the Lord spoke to her to remain in Malaysia and start ministry instead. So she started her homegroup with ten people when she was nineteen years old and today at the age of twenty-five she pastors the Burmese church with more than 1200 people. This year they have tripled the home groups from 40 at the beginning of this year to 120 today, and they aim for 2000 people to be in the home groups by the end of this year. She is an anointed young woman with wisdom and a leadership ability that is extraordinary.
PASTOR SARAH AND HER TEAM OF MUSICIANS PREACHING IN THE FACTORY
Since the Burmese workers in Malaysia basically work from 10 am to 10 pm, the best time to have home groups, leaders’ meetings and the church services are at midnight, from midnight to 2.30 am. It was a powerful experience to preach to them as they are so receptive and hungry for the Word of God that they stand up over and over again during the teaching sessions and shout in agreement with what you say. I have never experienced anything like it.
This coming December during the Christmas season they have a goal of reaching 15,000 people with the gospel. Last year they reached 10,000 and prayed with 3,000 to salvation. Every homegroup is active in it’s own way on the streets, busstands, shopping centres, yes even in the factories as you can see from the photos. Something extraordinary and fantastic is taking place among the Burmese people these days. Now is a window of opportunity for Myanmar. Let’s pray that it will affect the entire nation and we will see a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a nationwide transformation.
Our regular mission support is for:
- Orissa children home and church planting, India
- St. Erika School in Orissa 100 children, India
- West Bengal church planting, India
- Women’s work outside Kolkata, India
- Barnabas children home – Yangon, Myanmar
- Conferences and seminars – Nepal, India, Myanmar
Thank you all for your help and support in the work. Every gift, small or big is valuable as we want not only to continue but also expand and increase our outreach. Please consider a gift for our ministry.
Many warm greetings,