BurmaChurch PlantingTraining

Training Up Myanmar

The nation of Myanmar is 90% Buddhist, and Christians there are often mocked, threatened and persecuted. However, the harvest is ripe, and the need for courageous spiritual leaders and missionaries is great. We believe the most effective missionaries are local churches and bodies of believers, because of their familiarity with…
ChinaSpiritual DevelopmentTraining

The Power of Discipleship

Even though the Chinese church is growing rapidly, heavy government restrictions are forcing it to remain underground and believers to meet in secret. These restrictions have increased in the last year, isolating Chinese pastors even more. This difficulty, combined with an estimated 10,000 believers for every one trained pastor, puts…
World Compassion Staff
January 24, 2018
ChinaTraining

A New Year in China

On January 27th the people of China began a week-long celebration of the Chinese New Year. It’s a time of festivals when people return to their hometowns and reconnect with family - setting off fireworks, decorating with red lanterns, exchanging gifts and attending lion and dragon dances. It’s also a…
World Compassion Staff
February 1, 2017
BurmaTraining

ABC Growth in Myanmar

We had the chance while in Myanmar to visit a house church during their weekly ABC class. ABC Bible Curriculum is a 2-year program that we use to train believers, making them strong in their faith and preparing them to share the Word of God with others. Like the parable…
BurmaChurch PlantingTraining

The Dawn of a New Era

On May 2nd of 2008, the beautiful nation of Myanmar (also called Burma) was hit by the deadly Cyclone Nargis. More than 138,000 people were killed and 2 million were left homeless. The task of rebuilding the nation was daunting. We did not know exactly what God had in store…
ChinaChurch PlantingTraining

Winning the Struggle

The winters can be cold and dreary in China. Every year about this time we shuttle in and out of communities throughout the country, under cloudy and rainy conditions, meeting pastors and believers in homes, offices, hotels and coffee shops. We huddle together with our Chinese team planning the expansion…
World Compassion Staff
February 9, 2016
ChinaChurch PlantingTraining

China Mission School

There is nothing in the world or the Church — except the church's disobedience — to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility. -Robert Speer, leader in Student Volunteer Movement We live in extraordinary times – right now, the Body of Christ around the world is…
World Compassion Staff
October 6, 2014
ChinaChurch PlantingTraining

Still Underground

Although China is developed economically, and even has the influence of western culture, it is not a free land. We cannot forget that the communist party still rules. Many believe that things have changed for the better, that the grip has loosened on Christian churches because their culture is similar…
ChinaChurch PlantingTraining

Giving All I’ve Got

We receive testimony after testimony from our students throughout Asia on how World Compassion's ABC Bible Training Curriculum has impacted their lives and strengthened their faith. Below is a testimony from a church leader and ABC student who is not only using ABC to grow in knowledge and faith, but…
BurmaChurch PlantingTraining

Culture Shock

As I stood with around 100 church planters in Burma just a few weeks ago, it hit me hard that we were “playing from behind.” These men looked tired with ragged, old clothes on their worn bodies, but there was a hunger that I had not seen. As we visited,…

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