Later this year, EMI is coming alongside a ministry near Yangon, Myanmar to develop a conceptual master plan for their new campus. This site will be the future hub for both a children’s home and bible college, providing permanent and purpose-built facilities as well as allowing for future growth.
Among the dormitories and classrooms, spaces for community (sports and worship gatherings) and sustainability (animal husbandry and gardens) will make this campus an inviting, restful and healthy home for growing bodies and minds.
This ministry has been sharing the gospel in Myanmar for over 15 years, primarily through church planting, discipleship and education. Currently, they care for nearly 150 children, a third of whom live in their rented children’s home. Others are hosted by families from the local church. Many of these children are orphans. Others have family members who live in extreme poverty, unable to provide food, clothing or education. The ministry steps in to provide these essentials – and most of all, to let these children know the love that God offers as sons and daughters in his family.
Almost ten years ago, they launched a bible college with 18 students, working diligently toward degrees in ministry and theology. That class has since doubled in size, and graduated dozens of passionate and well-trained church planters along the way. These students regularly travel to the remote provinces of Myanmar, sharing the gospel and distributing bibles to new believers.
In 2017, the ministry was able to purchase 5 acres outside Yangon, which will be the future hub for both the children’s home and bible college. The site currently has a few temporary structures and basic utilities, but will require substantial improvements to reach the full potential and capacity for ministry that the pastors and staff envision. A hilly and forested site poses challenges, as do the seasonal typhoons (pack your poncho). If you’re up for the challenge, check the volunteer opportunities below: