Ask for the Shwe People

Offerings, they are woven into the fabric of our lives. As believers we understand that Christ has made the ultimate offering on our behalf. We are therefore compelled by love to take the Good News to least reached peoples around the world.

Ask For The Shwe People

God Our Healer

The gas stove exploded. Kywe’s* face was covered in burning oil. Flames leapt from his shirt and there was unbearable heat and excruciating pain.

In the ambulance he cried out, “God, if you are the true living God and a God of compassion, please spare my life and my body.”

Today, Kywe is completely healed by the ultimate Healer. He says, “I came to know God after experiencing that amazing answer to prayer.”

Kywe is Shwe*. There is no known Christian church among the Shwe people; language barriers and animosity between ethnic groups make it difficult for them to hear the gospel or integrate into churches dominated by other ethnicities. Our Pioneers team partners with an ethnic minority church. Their role is to teach and train new Christians like Kywe how to share the hope of the gospel across the racial boundaries that divide cultures within their nation.

Kwye and his four siblings heard about Jesus when a friend invited them to church. Initially he refused. He had no interest in the gospel. The day of the accident changed everything! When the five brothers and sisters became serious about Christianity, their family relationships became so tense they had to leave home. Yet, they remain steadfast in their faith. They are not alone; they have a new family as sons and daughters of the Living God (Ephesians 2:19).

Kwye and his siblings pray their Shwe family and friends would come to know Jesus. He says, “There are very few [Shwe] believers, but those who exist are very passionate about evangelism and serving God in ministry.” Jesus is worthy!

Together, our Pioneers team, Kwye and his siblings are part of God’s love story for the Nations, sharing the good news with the Shwe people. And like them, we all have a role to play in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. What is yours?

Brothers and sisters, God has shown you his mercy. So I am asking you to offer up your bodies to him while you are still alive. Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshiping him in the right way. 2 Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2