Worshiping in Burmese
It all started with a voicemail message. Mosi Sui called to see if we’d be willing to host a service for the Burmese. Turns out there has been a growing population in the Logansport area of Burmese people hired by Tyson. Some of them had begun meeting in each others’ homes for Bible study. The elders of the group called Van Tha Uk as minister for the group as he completes his ministry studies. The group had been growing and it was decided the time had come to find a larger meeting place. Since he drives past us on his way to work, Mosi decided to call us first to see what we thought.
While all that was taking place, the church had been making updates to the building to create more Sunday school
space. A new room was built in the old worship space, complete with mounted projector and sound system. Turns out this space was perfect for the group of Burmese to meet and worship simultaneously with the Hispanic service. After a couple meetings between leaders to ensure the groups would be compatible in doctrine and practice, it was agreed that the Burmese would indeed join the Church of Christ at Logansport family and conduct a Sunday afternoon service.
There were 19 Burmese who attended that first Sunday, including a few who drove up from Indianapolis to join the celebration of this new service. As they continue to worship each week, it has been amazing and humbling to watch God at work. We have the privilege of witnessing a glimpse of heaven as brothers and sisters in Christ come together to worship in English, Spanish, and now Burmese. Praise God!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. -Isaiah 55:8-9