Yesterday a Kachin Pastor from Myanmar [Burma] came to visit us for only two hours. He attended one of the three youth camps when I was there in 1995. He told me that during the camp he made the decision to trust Christ and to go to Hanson Baptist Bible College, 1996 to 2000. He was pastor for 7 years and is now the chairman of the men’s association for his convention in northeast Burma. He remembers me from my other trips to the college and churches since then.
The reason this is so special to me is that he is on a two month visit to the States with a busy schedule to visit Kachin people in various parts of our country. One of the Kachin refugees who lives in Jacksonville, FL and is a very close friend of ours drove at least four hours each way to bring him for this short visit. We reviewed other special experiences from my seven other trips to serve the Hanson Baptist Bible College and these churches.
He also reported to me blessing of God on his service. One ministry is his personal work with homeless drug addicts who are rejected by family and society. He accepts 5 at a time into his home and then because of the loving care they open up to the Gospel and begin a new life. I am honored by this show of appreciation for the simple acts of service I gave them.
I always felt that the blessings of seeing their faithfulness to the Bible was greater than anything I could do for them. While you praise God for these believers who serve Christ in their poverty also pray for them.