Day 4: GENEROUS through Planting
Burmese House Church Network
Ye (James) Amar came to the United States in 2013 from his birthplace in Kalay, Sagaing, Burma. His background was one of Christian faith, implanted through his grandfather and the direct witness of his mother. He knew as an older teenager that God was calling him to ministry.
The Burmese language has over 150 dialects, but the message of Jesus Christ is a unifying force which brings them together. James began preaching early in life and soon discovered that he could be instrumental in beginning new churches throughout his province in Burma.
When he moved to America with his wife, Ei, he soon came into contact and training with Jerry Baker, state missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. Because of your gifts through the Mission Georgia Offering, James received support which opened avenues to begin multiple Burmese house churches in the greater Atlanta area. Clarkston, Georgia is now a hub for Burmese witness.
The four primary faith expressions in Burma are Buddhism, Muslim, Animism, and Christianity. The Amar family was ostracized and perse- cuted in their homeland for their love of Jesus. James carries memories of these difficult times and now shares his faith regularly to bring peace in the hearts and lives of refugee families.
In addition to sharing the Gospel, your support also aids in the distribution of food and clothing to the Burmese people. Bags of rice are stacked high in James’ apartment to provide physical nourish- ment to families who are also hungry for God’s truth.
Thanks to you, we are reaching the nations in our own backyards. God has brought the world to Georgia.
• Ask God to empower the Burmese House Network to start more churches and to bless those already established.
• Plead heaven for Ye (James) Amar to remain anointed and effective in sharing the Gospel in Georgia.