Yesu Ko Chit Tal (Jesus loves you in Burmese), became real to them…..
He walked into the room and His Glory Filled the room…. And as He walked among them, He healed them all, all who were oppressed of the devil.
And one becomes speechless and stands in awe….
This encounter is so hard to put to words. As the presence of the Lord is not something that I can really describe, it’s more than a feeling… it is a heaviness, a weightiness, and an overwhelming sense of peace…. ask the Lord to manifest His presence as you read on…..
Our team was invited to a water baptism by the Church of 94 Buddhist converts. They are all so very precious people…. Their hearts are so hungry and open to the Truth. That morning, before the baptisim, Jesus appeared and healed them instantly. Smiles so big with joy abounding. The faces of the people were shining so brightly ~ they were reflecting HIM!!! And I sense that there are more days like that coming!!! Now, I did not see the Lord with my own eyes, but the Glory of the Lord was still all around and His presence evident. Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe.
The effects of cyclone Nargris can been seen. We went up to the top of the hotel where we were staying to do some praying over the city. Once you change your perspective, you see so much more. You could see all the damage and trees that were missing. Rooftops were “patched” or still in the process of repair. We were denied access into a village that was hit pretty hard. We stood on one side of the river and we could see the devastation. The authorities did not allow us to cross over to the village. So, we “perceived” that the Holy Spirit was not opening the door, so we went on. Below are some of the images I was able to take discretly.
The Irawaddy Delta: Across the river is where it was hardest hit due to the level land.
In the city..
Each trip, my prayers are for each member of the group to get the deposits that the Lord wants to make into each of us.
At many lunches and dinners, I paid close attention to what Pastor M was saying. The following testimony he shared with us One particular lunch, he shared how he walked from the Chin state to India for 5 days to attend Bible school. Since he entered into India with out getting a visa, he was not allowed to work. Everything that he needed, Pastor M. prayed and God provided. He prayed and received housing, food and tution monies for Bible School. God provided…. He is Faithful…..
Pastor M. went back to his village, started and pastored a church for a number of years. God then called him to go to Yangoon/Rangoon to start another church and bible school. He borrowed about $1000 from his friends and family in the village (note I said borrowed). He hitched a ride form the NW part of Burma and on the way, a news bulletin came across the radio that inflation was so rapid that the government decided to de-value all of the small bills…… That’s right any notes that were the small denominations now had no value. Well all that was in Pastor M’s pocket were small bills. He had something at the beginning of the day when he started out, and now… nothing! This was before the Market Crashed in the US!
He proceeded to tell us how God is Faithful… provision was made and is still being made to purchase buildings for churches. He shared how he now has $2.0 million dollars for the next phase. Here is the really really funny part, that I wish I would have taken a picture of… Since the government controls all of the banks, they will take money as they please. So here in Pastor M’s office sat in nice neat bundles, the $2.0 million dollars. I had to look a few times at the stacks and stacks of money, but there it was… Waiting to be used for it’s intended purpose.
God is Faithful… He always makes a way. AMEN!
There is so much revealed after I arrive back from these trips. Processing takes time.
The mission into Burma (Myanmar) was an amazing trip. I just got back a bit over a week ago. What the Lord did will come. I have some video I am working to get up on the blog.
It will bless your heart. Burma was way different from what I had expected. I was fascinated by the fact that the entire city is covered in mold and mildew. I’ve never seen a city such as that.
One morning in prayer, the Lord took me to Deut 28. The bible talks about how it is a part of the curse when you forsake God, this was the first time I’d seen that part of the curse.
Yet, under all the mold and mildew there is a rare beauty in the people. It move me as I’ve never encountered people who could praise and worship the Lord such a way as this. In the middle of such oppression (often times harsh imprisonment), they openly worship and praise the Lord. They know their God and His faithfulness. Beautiful is the way I describe it. Absolutely precious…