In 1999 we began translating, printing and distributing Derek’s books in Burmese, the majority language of this Buddhist nation. Since then, 35 of Derek’s books have been translated and printed, with over 300,000 Burmese books published to date.
A number of pastors now use the teaching in Derek’s books as the basis for their Sunday sermons. Pastors generally receive very little support from their churches and are not normally able to afford to purchase books, and so the free books they have received have proved to be a great blessing to them. One pastor from a remote area said that Derek’s books are like an ‘Oasis in the Desert’ and another told us:
“I have been serving as an Assistant Pastor at a Baptist church. I have read many spiritual books written by Pastor Derek Prince. Based on what I have read, I have preached sermons and given encouragement to the church members. The contents of the books he wrote are not only applicable for me, but also for others to follow for life. It gives me access to hidden blessings. Thank you, DPM.”
There are 150 Bible Schools in Yangon, with a total of 200 in the nation. Our Graduate Gift Pack Programme was introduced in Myanmar in 2005 with thousands of graduates receiving a free pack of Derek’s books on their graduation. This has been a great blessing to the graduates who have no other resources. At least 40 Bible colleges across the nation have also been gifted Derek’s books for their libraries.
We are greatly excited and encouraged to see the hunger many have to read Derek’s books regardless of denomination and our team there continue to look for new opportunities to minister to their people and supply them with Derek’s books.
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