I am a pastor and evangelist in a tribal and backward village that is in the forest. It is very near to my birth village. I stopped my education in my 9th class due to poverty. I had to search for a job but could not get one in those days and so we suffered with hunger. My parents were old so it was my burden to feed them.
I began to work in the fields and while working I used to sing for Jesus to forget the strains of labor and hunger, even though I did not know the meaning of the words of the songs because I was not yet a Christian. Later, after my conversion the pastor advised me to undergo Bible training to know more about Jesus. This I did. The words written in Mark 16:15 made me turn to Jesus and preach the gospel to the nation. So I prayed to God and started my preaching about the Savior. My village and the surrounding villages were backward in all aspects and only a limited number were educated. Christianity was quite new to this place. In the beginning I experienced many persecutions from pagan worshippers. Sometimes my children were mocked because of my preaching. But also some people listened with curiosity. Gradually I was able to gain the love and compassion of the villagers.
With my own money I constructed a prayer shed that is built of thatch and requires regular repairs. To expand the ministry I have trained one man for the service of the Lord and will train others as they step forward. Through my witnessing and preaching I have had 117 souls to pray with me accepting Christ and 80% have been baptized. We live simply just like the people we minister to. Our house is made of bamboo and palm leaves. My wife and I witness each day and teach the members of our church to so as well.
Every 4 months sponsorship funds are sent to the preachers. With it goes a Missionary Report Form for each one to complete and return to our office. After compilation of statistics they are forwarded by mail or email to the sponsors. Below are past report forms from this preacher. They have been modified to protect the financial data of the sponsor.
†††When I was 12 years old two Lisu workers came and told me about the Good News of Jesus to my family. It was in Northern Putao in Burma and I was become a Christian in 1958. The next year 1959, in April I got baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. After it I got full of salvation in Jesus name. I had called in His ministry since 1976. I have been serving Him for many years.