Church Planter - Myanmar
Gouba was born in 1991 and converted as a boy through the ministry of young missionary Miss Dorcas. After attending Bible school, he moved to be a missionary in a village, where he currently pastors a small flock of believers.
Testimony of Conversion
My name is Mr. Gouba Thang who was born in ordinary family on August 11, 1991. My grandfather was a pastor and my father was a farmer. I grew up in a broken family as my father and my mother separated when I turned seven years old. So I lived in my grandfather's home who was pastoring a small church at that time, but I was not saved. By the Grace of God in March 12, 2000, I was born again through the teaching of Missionary Miss Dorcas. The Lord used her greatly in our village as a children’s crusade was conducted. I was so convicted of my sins while she was presenting the Gospel and the Holy Spirit really worked in my heart. The Bible verse that changes my life was Galatians 2:20. What an amazing change in my life it was; I was born into the family of God.
The Call of God in my life didn't stop there, he still had some more plan in my life. Miss Dorcas said to me that God could use anyone for his glory if we trust in Him but I did not understand at that time.
When God's time came, I enrolled at Bible called Biblical School of Theology. I didn't understand and was not clear about God's call in my life till after studying a year at Bible College. But in my 2nd year of studying, I was convinced of the call of God, and I joined Soldier of Christ group from that time on. And God has been using me till today for His ministry. My plan was to become a pastor in my own village at first, but the Lord has another purpose. That was to be a missionary to a village after graduation from Bible College. And God has enabled me to plant a church with a handful of believers and lead them as a pastor after one and half year of serving at this village. What a joy to serve the Lord Almighty.
Note: For security reasons a pen name is used for this missionary.