Monthly Archives: December 2014

Van Hoe Lian Shares His Work In Myanmar (Part 3)

In our concluding series on Love For Myanmar Neighborhood School teacher, Van Hoe Lian, we hear in his words the story of teaching and caring for these children.

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Myself
Greetings in the name of Jesus! My name is Van Hoe Lian. By the grace of God, I could complete Master of Art in Biblical Studies, in India. I have been known to Pastor Elisha personally in the past nine years, following after his preaching and personal evangelism work. I personally know and receive that God calls me to be in His service.

It’s History
Regarding to this Neighborhood School, I have been ministering about nine months. I really enjoy telling about Jesus to them and seeing children’s memorized Bible verses and listen to the word of God. Moreover, I am amazed by looking back to the past seven-year’s history of God faithfulness in leading upon this Neighborhood learning Centre. God has been faithful in spite of our weaknesses.

Here, I would like to state a little about the schools’ History. Pastor Elisha’s wife, Christina, founded the school after praying to the Lord for a long time. And God opens the door to evangelize to this Buddhist community wonderfully. The owner of the school building nearly died. Through the help of Pastor Elisha’s family, God’s miracle took place and the operation was successfully done though the doctor did not totally expect such a result. The house owner himself knew and accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Praise God! This is one of the ways God opened the door for us to evangelize in this Buddhist area.

We love and care for these Buddhist school children. We take good care of them as much as we can regarding their respective school subjects and health. Therefore, the student’s parents allow their children to be with us though they know we are telling about Jesus on Saturday and Sunday (especially).

Our children have been hearing the gospel year after year and, I believe that the student’s parents will not allow their children to attend school as their faith becomes stronger and stronger. Some children may face difficulties in their respective home concerning their faith. Who will encourage them? And stand with them?

I have been thinking and worry about this. So, we are to pray more and ask God’s will .

TO GOD BE THE GLORY
In His service,
Van

To learn more about the work being done in Myanmar and how you can help, please visit www.loveformyanmar.org.

Sharing the Good News

Recently our friend Elisha Sanga shared with us request for prayers as he and several others travel in Myanmar sharing the Good News.  Here is an message provided to LFM of their travels:

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your prayer support. It means a lot to us. Last night we spent a great time at Lay Kai village where our friend Luke is doing a mission work. We sang Christmas song and shared the Gospel and prayed over for 20 families. Luke will continue to make follow-up with the Words.
Tonight we sleep at the house of U Thein Win converted from strong Buddhish. At his house we gathered some new believers and gave encouragement with God’s Words. After that we visit and share the Gospel again to 11 houses.
Tomorrow we will go to Yelay Kyi village where is no internet connection. Please keep on with us
For His Glory alone
Elisha
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Van Hoe Lian and His Spiritual Journey

This blog is a continuation of our most recent blog entry dated December 4th where we introduced Van Hoe Lian, a Love For Myanmar Neighborhood School Teacher.  In this entry we learn of his spiritual background.

As previously mentioned, I have Godly parents and through their teaching, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal lord and savior since my childhood. I have an assurance of salvation based on the finished Van Hoe Lianwork of Christ for eternity, not on my human attempts and good deeds. I always accompanied godly people. In that manner, my life was shaped into a better Christian character. Indeed, I have a strong conviction in my heart both through the reading of God’s word and my parent’s prayers that I am called to God’s service.  I always give thanks to God for giving such godly Dad and Mom.

Education background
I am high school graduated. I studied God’s word in Biblical School of Theology, which Dr. Timothy Mang is president, in Yangon, Myanmar. By the Grace of God I could completed my B.th course and graduated in 2010.  After one years of my graduation, knowing that I had a great desire   to have the deeper knowledge of God’s word I went to India ( South India Baptist Bible College and Seminary) for further study. Then I completed Master of Arts in Biblical studies in 2013.

Ministry background
When I was fifteen years old, I began teaching children in Sunday school in my local church. When I was 16 years old, I enrolled into Biblical School of Theology (B.S.T). While I was doing my Bachelor of Theology, I actively get involved in evangelism. In every summer vacation, three of my friends and I would go house-to-house, village-to-village sharing the gospel, preaching God’s word and sharing gospel tracts on the bus and to market. Sometimes we conduct evangelistic meetings, campaign, and crusade to the unreached people at the remote areas.  I had a privileged to visit over 20 villages, towns and cities in the middle part of Myanmar.  After completion of my B.th, I involved in ministry among Buddhist community for one year. Then I went for further study in India.
Through my daily Christian ministry experiences and the study of God’s word, I become to be more heavily burdened for the lost souls in my country. My country, Myanmar is a Buddhist country. Its population is around 60 millions. Christianity (including Roman Catholic) is only around 6% of its population. Buddhist 86%, Muslim 3.8%, Hindu 0.5%, Animist 1.4%. It has been more than 200 years since Judson came to preach the Gospel in Myanmar. There are 7 divisions and 7 states in it. Many people are dying every day without the Gospel.  My only desire is to let my people hear the gospel and to see churches planted in these divisions and states. Even though the government looks very strict to preach the gospel of Jesus but the hearts of the people are always open for the gospel! Amen.

Meet Van Hoe Lian, teacher from Myanmar

Van Hoe Lian, Neighborhood school teacherGreetings in the name of Jesus! I am Van Hoe Lian, born in March 16, 1990 in Falam Township,Chin state, Myanmar. I am teacher for Love for Myanmar neighborhood learning center. My Dad and Mom were missionaries. I have one eldest brother and two elder sisters. My Dad and Mom always teach us Bible stories and pray for us since our childhood. God has taken my father away in His bliss bosom in April 12; 2011. But, I, having a godly and prayerful mom, am very proud of her.
In every summer vacation, My Dad made us to read the Bible 6 pages every single night before we went for a sleep. He wakens up every morning 4am for devotion and family’s prayer. Sometimes my Mom would say to her husband “let the youngest boy be asleep, we can pray without him” he is still very young! However “my Dad replied no. In order to grow in their spiritual lives we need not to piety them, if we do not teach them in the way they should go from their childhood we will regret someday. Let them get up early in the morning and pray, listen to the word of God”. My Dad always invites evangelists for his children to conduct salvation camp at home. He serves God as a deacon over 15 years in a church. He sent three of his children to Bible College to study the word of God. After we graduated all, he said, I have taught you as much as I can and I have sent you to fundamental Bible College, now your Mom and I will go among the perishing souls to preach the word of God as missionaries. “You trust the lord and serve Him. He will provide all your need”. After saying those words, Dad and Mom went to Chawng Tha beach village to be full time missionaries. As committed couples, the lord blessed greatly and started a church at Phukala Island where missionary Judson puts his very first footstep in Myanmar. When they were almost ready to have a church building, God called my Dad to be with Him forever. In those days, we were in a great sorrow! But, on the one hand, we know for sure that “God never make any mistake upon our lives”. We know that we are in His perfect will. By the grace of God, my eldest brother has been able to support our schooling fees, basic need and we three of his brother and sisters become missionaries now.