Orphans Praise God
The New Testament Baptist Church Association in Northeast India runs an orphanage of 45 children and expects to add 10 more this year. Brother B. Haupu and his wife serve as parents to these children, instilling in them the Word of God and Christian character traits. Chris Hindal led the children in their devotions on four occasions, each at 5:45 a.m! The children begin their devotional time individually by reading a chapter alone. Then together they pray, sing, and study God’s Word.
Through the love of the workers and the consistency of God’s Word in this orphanage, about one-third of the children have professed Christ as their Savior. They have been rescued from poverty and homelessness, and by God’s incredible grace they are now part of His royal family.
Dedicated Myanmar Pastors
If you have wondered whether the International Partnership has value, consider this: Four pastors from the Chin state of Myanmar, who have formed the Chin Association of Baptist Churches, traveled by bus for two nights and one day to meet with Chris Hindal and Mark Jackson. These men have pulled out of a liberal Baptist convention because of its compromise of sound doctrine. As a result, they had to vacate their buildings. Some of the church families followed their pastors to new churches, one of which now runs about 400 on a Sunday.
Their story sounds like the early days of the GARBC. We are privileged to encourage these brothers. They have invited us to hold a pastors’ and deacons’ leadership conference with them next January. They anticipate about 200 in attendance. This is a restricted access state, but praise the Lord, His Word has free access!
Seminary Students Prepare for Ministry
Just outside Rangoon, Myanmar, 150 students attentively and eagerly prepare for a life of ministry for the Lord. There is much government opposition and interference to the spread of the gospel in this country, but these students are not dissuaded from their commitment to the Lord. It was a wonderful privilege for Chris Hindal and Mark Jackson to address these students and to meet with Dr. Timothy Sui Lian Mang, the president of the college. This is a ministry on the front lines, and students are preparing to be soldiers of the Cross.