Monday, February 24, 2014

First Young Elder Missionaries Assigned to Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)

Missionaries in the Thailand Bangkok Mission report that the first young elders were assigned to Yangon, Burma to provide support to the Yangon Branch and teach member-referred and self-referred investigators.  The Church has had a presence in Burma for a couple decades and a branch has operated in Yangon but only senior missionary couples have served in the country on humanitarian assignment.  Only two young elders will serve in Yangon and they will not be permitted to openly proselyte due to government restrictions. 

The Church has had several recent encouraging missionary developments reaching Burmese worldwide such as the organization of a Karen-speaking branch in Salt Lake City, several missions in the United States baptizing sizable numbers of Burmese and Karen, and three members from Burma recently beginning full-time missions.  The Church has yet to translate the Book of Mormon into Burmese or Karen however.

12 comments:

Ed Clinch said...

Wow!

Oh youth of a noble birthright. Carry on...

Hastening.

Good stuff.

Sui Than Sanga said...

Let's pray for those young missionaries. I believe that the restored Gospel will someday transform Burma as it did to many other countries around the world:)

Caroline See said...

True indeed that the work shall be go forth nobly...no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing.

Susie said...

This is so impressive ...I am one of the Burmese convert too :) ...I love this church and the gospel that restore in me :)

Imee Santiago said...

Hello my husband is in Yangon do you have the address of our church in Yangon kindly email to me imeesandiego@ymail.com thank you.

David A. Evertsen said...

My name is Brother David Evertsen. I am on assignment in Burma (Myanmar) for three weeks and currently in Shan State (Tuanggyi). I will be headed back to Yabgon this afternoon - and would enjoy any opportunity to connect with other Church members while there. I can be reached locally at +95 09420091417

Thanks...

Alex Bedino said...

This is really great news, the Church can help these poor people a lot as they really need to have an organized civil life and we are particularly good at doing this :)

Talking about the translation of the Book of Mormon I think it's likely to be translated in Burmese as Karen consists of many different dialects and there is no common ground.

kypa cha said...

Dear.David Evertsen
Greetings to to you in Jesus name. I am Daniel Neisah and serving the Lord for His kingdom work hee in Thanlyin. I am glad to contact with you! Please come and see us any of your possible.
Thanks
I am looking forward!
email:kypacha025@gmail.com
Ph:09788122826

kypa cha said...

I am Serving the Lord for His kingdom in Thanlyin.Yangon. I am Chin trips Mara ethnic .Pleasr do pray for His ministry here in Myanmar.

Holly said...

My daughter and son-in-law are moving to Myanmar to teach. I would like to know if there is a branch there and any information you can give me about meeting times, location, etc. Thank you! :)

Lanett Ho Ching said...
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Lanett Ho Ching said...

Hi Holly! Are you by chance related to Ann Allred? She is my dear friend, and mentioned that her cousin's daughter and husband are moving to Myanmar with the Peace Corp. If not, you can disregard this.

If you are...I only mention this because my son has been serving his mission in Thailand for one year at the end of this month, and has been re-assigned to finish the last year of his mission in Myanmar! He leaves tomorrow. I spoke with President Johnson today. I live in Hawaii near Annie. I can try to get information for you, and let you know.

Aloha,

Lanett