June 9, 2017, we were called upon to re-baptize Rev. Samuel Naing, upon hearing the truth of Acts 2:38 during his visit to Denver.
From the moment he came out of the water of baptism, he wanted to know more about this Bible doctrine. He was particularly fascinated with the truth he had never before seen in Matthew 28:19, that Jesus commanded baptism “in His Name.” Immediately after he departed Denver, preaching his revelation of Jesus-name, our new Burmese pastor friend expressed a deep desire to found a new church in his home city, Yangon.
Today, November 5, 2017, is the day that finds my wife and I in Myanmar (local name for Burma), about to attend the service where we’ll participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictures will be added this blog post as the day allows. (I have made this blog private for friends and CAC Denver only so that we keep the news among a tighter circle while it is unfolding in the field).
Please send prayers!
Here’s the banner graphic for the new church:
The baptism that started it all:
Left to right, Rev. Samuel & Esther Naing, my lovely bride and I, Rev. Elvis Buai, Bishop Ral Buai, & Burma UPC General Superintendent, Rev. Pa Mang:
In a small, crowded house, alongside this busy street in Yangon….
….awaits a happy group, filled with Holy Ghost anticipation. We enter and cut the ribbon…
…then unveil the new banner with the new name given to a small network of churches who are just becoming aware of the truth of Jesus’ Name baptism…
Hunger is gripping the hearts of these sincere and ready precious people. We had powerful prayer and the Spirit of God visited the room. Many are so excited to be baptized in Jesus’ Name. Next chapter…. we’ll proceed with “showing the way of the Lord more perfectly” in in-depth Bible studies with House church leaders. So far, there are 6 house churches, totally the potential of 120 new souls for Acts 2:38 salvation! At least 16 have been baptized since Brother Samuel’s return from Denver. Please keep the prayers coming for the next two days to be effective in teaching and preaching.
(Photos courtesy of LaRonda Haymon)