Last month Professor Mike MacNeil, Nathan Maskery, who is KU’s Resident Director for Men, and KU students Zach Otto and Austin White traveled to Myanmar for a time of ministry. The majority of their stay was in Bamboo Village of Chin State, where they held three all day Bible/leadership seminars and four church services. They also held church services in the cities of Kaley and Yangon, and spent two nights at the House of Refuge orphanage in Mobi.
“Being able to serve in Myanmar from the established churches in the mountains to the house churches in urban Yangon was a truly an eye opening experience,” said Austin White. “We heard stories of God miraculously healing people, drawing them close to Him, and of Buddhist monks who couldn’t find peace in their own religion but found The Peace that only comes from believing in Christ.”
“When I first met Cyrus, I knew him only as the man who was going to translate for us while we preached,” said Nathan Maskery who talked about how “life-changing” the trip was for him. “After a couple of days I learned that he taught at a Bible school in Myanmar. Then, we visited his orphanage where he introduced us to all the orphan children he and his wife were taking care of. He is a father of three, runs an orphanage with his wife, teaches at a Bible school, and pastors a church. The world needs more men like this who truly does lay down his life for the Gospel.”
“While I was there, I kept reflecting on the verse in Scripture where Jesus says to His disciples that the fields are ripe for harvest, pray to the Lord for workers for the fields,” continued Maskery. “Everywhere we went, there were people who needed to hear about Christ, and so few workers making it happen. I pray for more workers like Cyrus.”