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Mission to Burma

Posted by Staff | January 27, 2012  |  2 Comments

In 1966 all foreign missionaries were driven out of Burma. Called the “Land of Pagodas” with its fabled cities of Rangoon and Mandalay and thousands of ancient Buddhist temples this remote, exotic land is still largely lost to Christ. We are blessed to introduce you to a new and exciting Interhope mission to the least and the lost of Burma. May God pour out His blessings on this work!

“That this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations…” Matthew 24:14

About the country…

Name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar; commonly called Burma

Location: Southeast Asia
Language: Burmese
Government: Currently ruled by a military junta. Population: 55.4 Million
Area: About the size of Texas.

Religion: Buddhism—83% Islam 9% Christianity— 5% Hinduism/other—3% Economy: Poverty is Rampant—GDP per capita is $702 (USA is $47,123).

Budget for the Galilee Home: $1400/US per month. This covers the cost of food, staff, schooling, medicine, and cloth- ing…FOR 32 CHILDREN! At present 97% of funding is from abroad.

Special Needs: The Galilee Home is currently under construction and is approximately half finished. Funds are urgently needed to complete construction. Children are
presently being housed in temporary facilities shared with the
Union biblical Seminary.

A profitable, working chicken farm is operated by the seminary students and orphanage staff to feed the children and generate income. We would like to enlarge this operation, but funds are needed for 1000 new chicks and additional pens.

About the leadership…

Dr. Morris Liana, a Burmese national, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Dur- ing his seminary years in small-town Kentucky there was never any doubt that he would return to his homeland to build God’s Kingdom among the ancient pagan temples of Burma. In 1999 he founded the Union Biblical Seminary in the old capital of Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) a city of 4 million. The seminary now has 70 students studying to carry the Gospel of Christ to all parts of Burma. In 2005, Dr. Liana and his wife Sonia began the Galilee Home orphanage which currently houses 32 children. Morris and Sonia have five beautiful children of their own.

Dr. Morris Liana with his wife Sonia and their children.

We are humbled to be a part of this dynamic and incredibly fruitful ministry. What great things does our God seek to accomplish through the passionate and well-trained ministers which will span out across this lost land? How many future generations will be touched by these children whose lives will witness the reality of Jesus Christ? We urge you to pray for this beautiful garden of the Lord for He longs “to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of de- spair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3

It takes approximately $70000/yr to keep an American missionary in place on the field and yet the entire monthly budget of the Galilee Home is only $1400. This is the exponential power of national-led missions. Who could possibly be better equipped to reach the Burmese people than a zealous, impeccably trained national leader. This is the model that Interhope seeks to develop at each of our mission sites.

 

The children of the Galilee Home in unfinished orphanage.

Categories : Countries, Orphanages

2 Comments

  1. Rajanan Patel says:

    So you are in Myanmar now? This unbelievable news. Praise the Lord! Will we be able to make monthly gifts from this site? The link does not appear to function at this time. We have reports from Cambodia of many coming to Christ and many new churches. Our Father pours out His blessings on the peoples of Asia.

  2. Ron Brown says:

    I am trying to contact Morris, as we hosted him in our home in Wilmore, KY during his study time at ATS. I am trying to see if he is interested in us bringing a medical team to his land. The email addess I had for him bounces back..

    Thanks,

    Ron Brown
    GHO Associate Director
    CMDA

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