“It was such a wonderful time during training,” wrote Tho, who directs a discipleship-mission training program in Myanmar. “The trainees profited in understanding the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ,” he went on, describing how they learned to make and multiply disciples.
Then he said, “They carry a burden for lost souls in the four corners of the earth, especially among the least-reached people here in Myanmar.”
Taking on this burden for lost souls, is something we often see in discipleship-mission training we help churches provide for their workers. To see those who still need the life-giving Gospel of Jesus, and to take up the mission to do something about it.
As Tho reported on the training, he described how this flowed into the outreach.
He said, “The outreach was led by the Holy Spirit, and many unbelievers were convicted of their sin. They saw their inability to save themselves with their works, and they came to know the unconditional love God has for them. They were set free from all their sins and excitedly welcomed Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior.”
Being set free is significant because, as Tho explained, “For the Buddhist people, they strongly believe in the teachings of Buddha, that they can be saved with their good works and practices. But they can know their sins and all discriminations are taken away by Jesus on the cross, that they may be free and unified in Christ.”
Tho and his disciple-makers went to share the Gospel among rural areas, where there are few Christians. They went in pairs, going door-to-door, praying with people and talking about Jesus. At least 16 new believers put their faith in Jesus Christ, and three new fellowships were planted.
It may seem like a small number but as Tho put it, “People who had never heard the Gospel of Jesus came to God. Their lives were transformed and regenerated. They found new life and hope in Jesus Christ.”
And isn’t that what it’s all about?