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  • Home by home, Burmese hear church's Gospel appeal

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    SAN DIEGO (BP) -- Thirty people made professions of faith in Jesus during Agape Myanmar Mission's home visits for its third annual Christmas outreach.

    "And a lot of Burmese people hear the Good News for the first time," pastor Silas Lian told Baptist Press. "Please keep praying for us and support us as we will follow them up and disciple our new believers."

    Not just locally in San Diego, but Lian is building a strategy for reaching Burmese throughout California, the United States and Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia. Read More

  • Myanmar crisis draws BGR aid, recalls Judson legacy

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    YANGON, Myanmar (BP) -- Residents of Myanmar -- early beneficiaries of the Baptist missions movement two centuries ago -- once again are the focus of work by Baptists. This time, Baptists are providing aid in response to a humanitarian crisis among the Rohingya, a large Muslim people group in southwest Myanmar.

    Baptist historian Jason Duesing said the Rohingya crisis illustrates that the legacy of Adoniram Judson, the first missionary funded by the Triennial Convention in 1814, largely has been eradicated in contemporary Myanmar. Read More