A friend recently asked us: “What do you do as missionaries?” Great question! Since you may be wondering the same thing, here’s our quick answer: Right now, you are partners with us in equipping young Bible school students at a refugee camp, providing more accessible theological education to oral learners through brand new initiatives in two countries, helping Christian workers use business tools to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing social problems, and mentoring the next generation of cross-cultural mission workers.
Equipping young leaders at the Kawthoolei Baptist Bible School and College
Earlier this month I (Ann) taught Christian Conflict Transformation to 64 4th year students at a refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border. Please pray for God’s guidance as they serve in local churches (see “Mercy” in the photo) and pursue further studies (see “Truth”) in the face of uncertainty caused by a 6-decade civil war in their home country.
Blessing Our Neighbors in a Non-Christian Context
I recently led a workshop on Integral Evangelism for alumni and faculty of the Asho Chin Theological Seminary (Myanmar). We reflected on God’s design and purpose for the church, the role of the pastor, and talked about creative, practical ways to reach out to those who have never met Jesus (see photo below - can you find me?).
These are just a couple of the ministries we (and you!) are engaged in at the request of Baptist partners in the Asia Pacific region. We would love to hear how your church family is equipping the “Next Gen” - your stories will inspire us and we’ll share them with our partners in this region!