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My name is Noah T., and I was born on August 8, 1980, in a Buddhist family. I did not know the living God. I was not sure where I would go after I died. I used to listen to Buddhist monk’s teaching, but I did not know what they taught. When I was doing my high School, evangelist Aung M. came from Yangon and conducted an evangelistic Crusade for a week. With friends, I attended the meeting every night and received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. I was 20 years old.

Since we were destitute, I went to India to make money to support my parents when I was twenty. There I found a good church called Revival Baptist Church. Mr. No, who was a deacon, introduced me to the Biblical School of Theology, where Timothy M. was the president. After Mr. Thang introduced me to Timothy, I was admitted at the Biblical School of Theology in June 2000. I studied the Bible and Theology there for four years. After finishing the program, I went back home and served as a missionary at my village for three years. By God’s grace, my brother and my parents were saved through my humble ministry.

In 2008 I moved to my village to reach residents with the gospel. I thought that I would be able to start a big church in that village, but it has been challenging. The villagers are strong Buddhists, and they hate Christians, especially Christian missionaries.

I have seen two families come to faith to Jesus Christ at this village. We have a regular Bible study and worship service on Sunday. I am from the Uppu tribe, and Uppu people are strong Buddhists. Since Uppu people are very backward in education and living standards due to Buddhism, my heart-cry is to reach Uppu people. I know for sure that only through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God can do that.