Joshua was born in a remote village in Myanmar and was raised in a Christian community but his parents were not believers. However, in Sunday School he heard of Christ, was convicted of his sins and trusted in Christ for salvation. Later, Joshua desired to proclaim the wonders of the glories of Christ Jesus.
Testimony of Conversion
I was born in Meun Naw village, KTG, and I grew up in a Christian community. However, my family was poor, and our attention was mostly to our physical needs. Moreover, my parents were not religious persons. I thank God that when I was at the age of attending Sunday school, Pastor Elijah was leading the church in my village. It was through him that I heard about Sin, Christ, and Salvation etc…in Sunday school classes. I was introduced to the solid foundational teaching of the Scripture and Christianity in my church life. By 2013, I was fully convinced by the Holy Spirit of my sin and the need for a Savior. It was in the same year that God, by His sovereign grace, drew me to Christ, as I understand it now, for my eternal salvation. I got baptized and attended the Bible school that year for more knowledge of the Christian faith.
Testimony of Call to Ministry
During my time at the school, I experienced growth in a personal relationship with Christ as well as the knowledge of Him. It was a great privilege to be taught by solid men of God at the Bible school. The more I understood God's grace, the deeper my affection became for the Lord. I started preaching Christ to my parents and siblings and relatives in my village. At the same time, I also taught children and led the young people at my local church on the Lord's Day. In that way, my desire to preach the Gospel to other people became stronger. I continued to play a part in our local church for the next four years while studying at the Bible school. It was during one summer Gospel trip that I was convinced of the call the ministry. As we traveled and preached at different villages to hundreds of unbelievers, I felt God was calling me to give my life for the Gospel ministry. When I saw the perishing sinners and their need of the Gospel preaching, I committed my life for God's service. When I completed training at the Bible school, I was sent to a village where I have been preaching until Pastor John, and the church arranged for me to go to a new place where the need is more significant and the opportunity wider. I do believe that this is God's will and that He will establish his church through my ministry. My wife and I are excited to live among people who have never heard the Gospel and to see them saved through our ministry.
Spouse's Testimony of Conversion
My name is Hla May, born to Christian parents, and I grew up in church life since childhood. I enjoyed attending church with friends without understanding about Christ as a savior. It was in May 2012, when my pastor took me to his home and explained to me the Gospel in great details, that I began to aware of my sin and understood Christ's atoning work. I continued to enjoy church with a more deep-seated desire to know more about Christ. Then I started to feel different. I felt that there was no hope and no confidence in my life without trusting Christ as my Lord and Savior. In October 2013, by the grace of God, I believed Jesus Christ as my Savior and became a child of God, and was baptized. In 2015, I attended the Bible school to increase my knowledge of God's Word, to understand more about the gift of salvation I received and to be able to share this good news with others. Soon after completing the course, we got married on March 3, 2019. I desire to be a helper to my husband in his Gospel ministry. I believe that the reason God saved me and sent me to the Bible school was to prepare me for this Gospel ministry with my husband, and I thank God for this glorious opportunity.