Ministry update: CMFM (Daniel & Buzi Mawyio)

17 Apr

Note from forwarding agent: Please read the updates below from Daniel Mawyio and share them with individuals or churches who may want to give to God’s Kingdom work in Myanmar. Thank you for your continued support of the Mawyio family and ministry.

Hello all! Here is the report of some of our summer activities. We are praising God for the opportunities that we have to serve. See photos attached also.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

My Family
We all are doing fine. Gideon is taking English and piano courses on weekdays. Ezra Kaemark is attending the Beginner I Special class in Summer English school. Nathanael likes cartoons, especially he enjoys the “Naruto Japanese adventure cartoon,” and he can sing its title song very well.

Now they have four new friends who I brought from NW. They enjoy speaking the same language. My mother is trying to adjust among all the noisy grandchildren. Buzi and I enjoyed attending my nephew’s graduation in Mandalay last week. We will have a youth camp in our church next week, during the Buddhists’ water festival. Buzi and kids are preparing for that, and I am invited to teach in a VBS in another church during that week.

Mission House
Now our family is growing by some boys and girls that I brought from NW to start the orphanage/children’s ministry, as I have planned to do after the construction is done. Some more boys and girls will come before the school year begins in June.

95% of the construction is done now. Wiring and water pipe fitting is being done this week, and then they will do painting and flooring. Since the water festival is a national holiday, all the businesses will be closed next week. Please remember our needs in your prayers.

Youth Camp and Ministers’ Seminar
A one-week youth camp and ministers’ seminar was done successfully March 20-26 in Khamki Village, Pangsua Township. I took 7 students this time. They all are from NW and working very hard. It is another remote village in the northern part of NW, bordering Arunachal Pradesh in India. It took four days to get there; by taxi to Mandalay airport, then we flew to Myitkyina and continued to Tanai by van on the same day; that saves one day for me. And then one day by van, two days by motorbike to the village. Typically, this is the summer and dry season in Myanmar, but in the NW it rains any time. If there is no rain, it takes one day from Myikyina to Pangsua by car. Thank God, we traveled safely along the way.

Our theme this year is “The ones whom Jesus exalts!” Hundreds of people are thirsty for the Word of God. Including the children, around 400 youth attended (this is the largest numbers we ever had since I started the youth camp programs in 2011). We divided them in three groups—elementary, junior, and senior youth classes. The church made three plastic tents for classrooms, but the activities are done in an outdoor field because the rooms are not big enough for the campers. The ministers’ seminar was done in the church building.

Since they were born and are growing up in remote rural areas, the youth feel the future is hopeless in their life. It is true that many young adult males become drug addicted, the females spend their lives in the kitchen and in the farm, and their future does appear hopeless. It is good to teach them the Scripture that Jesus saves us from sin and also He is our future. I taught about “Jesus Deity and His Redemptive Work” to the senior youth class one hour every day. For more attraction and personalization for the young people, I titled the subject “Jesus and Me.”

8 people received Jesus as their personal Savior and were baptized at the camp. Many people came to believe in Jesus, but since most of the campers are from Baptist churches, in respect for the neighbor denominational churches and their traditions, I encouraged them to be baptized in their mother churches by their ordained pastors.

The ministers’ seminar was also conducted in the same week. 25 elders, ministers, and Sunday school teachers attended. I taught “The Church and Ministry,” the same subject that I taught in Wangtong seminar but with a little bit different emphasis. Christianity became cultural, and most of the churches waiting for the people to attend worship services. They don’t go to the people who need them. Many people are being Christians because others are. We reminded them what the Scripture says about “The Church and her mission!” The principal of Htaho Christian Bible School, a graduate of MBI taught “Church History.”

We had a combined worship service with all the youths and ministers each night, and the youths performed. I got an opportunity to preach the gospel each night, and many people came and listened to the Word of God from nearby villages. We were blessed. One man decided to be baptized, along with his two adult sons. The churches request to continue these programs every year.

Please Remember these newborn souls and ministries in your prayer.
God bless you all. Thank you.

Daniel Mawyio
mawyio.daniel

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation​ to Daniel’s ministry and/or the ministry center building project​:



Give online:http://www.echochurch.org/online-giving/
Follow the link and instructions and choose “Christian Mission for Myanmar” as your designation.

Donate via
check:

***​Make the check out to Echo Church &​
on the memo line write: CMFM
Echo Church
PO Box 6067
Cincinnati, OH 45206

​Send encouragement to the Mawyio family in Myanmar:
Daniel & Buzi Mawyio
Gideon, Ezra, Nathanael
No. 123, Thiri yeiktha St.
Ward 1, Yugoslav, Pyin Oo Lwin
Myanmar

Forwarding Agent: Kelly Carr (kelly)

Answers to prayer, funds needed, & Daniel is Interim President

20 Feb

Note from forwarding agent:
Last week we sent out an update with some prayer concerns for Daniel’s mom and major changes at MBI. Please read below for the good outcomes. Also see photo updates of Daniel’s new home/ministry center.

Funds are needed:
If you would like to designate a donation to the ministry center or to the youth camps described below, please see the bottom of this email for giving instructions. Please share the word with any churches & friends who would share in God’s work in Myanmar.

UPDATES FROM DANIEL:
Greetings! We are praying that you are all doing well. Thank you very much for your prayers last week. Here are some updates:

Praise for doctor’s report:
Thank you so much for your prayer for my mother. God answered our prayer that the lump on her check is not cancer.

House/Ministry Center funds needed:
Thank you very much for supporting us to have a mission center house—it has become a beautiful building. (See photos.) My kids are very eager to move in a new building; they go and play around the building every day. The roof of the construction is done, now fitting the pipe. But I still need more funds to complete it. Please keep praying for that.

Daniel is MBI Interim President:
Yohan Mana resigned as president of MBI after serving 23 years, but he still will teach at the school. As Vice President, I was appointed as Interim President at the Board of Trustee meeting on Feb. 13 and I will server until a permanent president is appointed at the semi-annual meeting in September.

We are praising God for the victory that He has done through MBI. The graduation was successful on Feb 14, 2018. We produced another 21 servants of the Lord for future ministry. Some are already engaged to serve in the churches and in Bible schools in their native lands. Four Naga students graduated from my homeland, the northwest this year. One earned a Bachelor in Theology degree, and she is going back home to teach in Htaho Bible school. Three earned Diplomas in Theology and they all are qualified to attend Bachelors classes next year. (See photo.)

Youth camps, ministry seminars & funds needed:
• Some of us teachers and students are preparing for youth camps. One group will go to the Putao area in the north and another will be in northwest. The churches in Pangsua area have decided to do a youth camp and ministers seminar in Khamki village in the northern part of northwest.

• Seven students from the northwest are staying at my home and preparing for the camp. Buzi is busy shopping and cooking for all of us. Please pray for our trip, for we have to travel through Kachin state where the war is happening now and we also need fund for the programs.

• We will need around $1800 for the youth camp and ministers’ seminar.

The boys:
Gideon and Ezra won third and second prize in their Sunday school classes. Gideon had his final exam yesterday; he was excited about it. Ezra finished his kindergarten class.

May God bless you all.

Daniel Mawyio
(Mawyio.daniel)

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation
to Daniel’s ministry center building project or youth camps:

Give online:http://www.echochurch.org/online-giving/
Follow the link and instructions and choose “Christian Mission for Myanmar” as your designation.

Donate via
check:

***​Make the check out to Echo Church &​
on the memo line write: CMFM
Echo Church
PO Box 6067
Cincinnati, OH 45206

​Send encouragement to the Mawyio family in Myanmar:
Daniel & Buzi Mawyio
Gideon, Ezra, Nathanael
No. 123, Thiri yeiktha St.
Ward 1, Yugoslav, Pyin Oo Lwin
Myanmar

Forwarding Agent: Kelly Carr (kelly)

Hello from Daniel Mawyio

12 Feb

Note from forwarding agent, Kelly: There are plenty of financial needs in Myanmar. Please read the updates below and share them with individuals or churches who may want to give to God’s Kingdom work in Myanmar. Thank you for continued support of the Mawyio family and ministry.

Happy New Year to you all!

We are so thankful to God for the blessings and the ministerial opportunities that we had in 2017 and so excited about what God will fulfill through us for His glory in 2018. Thank you very much to our friends and sponsors for your prayers and supporting us in Myanmar ministry. We are sending the best wishes to you to be a blessed new year.

Family updates:

Under His love and mercy, we are all doing well.

• Gideon is excited to take his final exam that is township level test. From this week, he is practicing some performances with his friends at school to present on the school birthday.

• Ezra has no anxieties for exams because they don’t have exams in KG class since the educational policy changed.

• We enjoy Nathanael’s intelligence and speaking skills like an adult.

• Buzi is busy in her own ways with social and church activities besides housework. I am busy with my school agenda.

• My mother has a lump on her check and took biopsy and will know the result this week. Please pray for it not to be cancer; about fifteen years ago she had breast cancer and they were able to remove it.

House/Ministry Center Construction:

The construction is near complete. It stopped while I was traveling in December (see below) because of financial shortage. But now it’s continuing with the inner rooms. Next we start roofing. And then fitting pipes, wiring, and flooring will follow. Although we originally expected it to finish in December or January, now hopefully it will be completed by the end of February. We simply hire limited workers under a limited amount of money because I cannot give the demanded amount. Everything is God’s blessings, flowing through His faithful people and God is working in His timing.

MBI graduation & decisions ahead:

This week MBI is ending the school year. All the faculty members and students have worked hard to complete their work. The graduation will be Feb 14th—and 21 students will graduate this year. We are revising the constitution and by-laws of the institution. If it is approved in the annual meeting tomorrow, Feb 13th, some changes will be expected in next academic year. We are praying these will be good changes for the future.

Ministry training:

As usual, the Christmas season was filled with joy and excitement, having more opportunities and activities in the ministry. MBI (Myanmar Bible Institute) was involved in several different places during Christmas break. At least in seven places, the teachers and the students actively participated in preaching, teaching, and other services. I conducted a ministers seminar successfully in a village called Wangtong in Lahe township in NW. It has two different ways to get there. By flight from Mandalay to Khamti that takes one and fifteen hours and then two days by motor bike to the village. Another way is three-day trip by boat from Mongywa to Khamti and then another two days by motor bike to the village. I always take the first option which saves much time. I took one teacher and a student from MBI. The student is from this village and hadn’t seen his wife and 3-year-old boy for one year.

The village is one of the remote, isolated Naga villages. Many people are thirsty for the gospel. Including some church members, around 50 people attended the seminar; 30 were ministers, church leaders, and Sunday school teachers as expected. I taught “Church and the Ministry” and my friend taught “1 Timothy.” We had worship services and Bible study programs at night during the week. More church members participated in the night programs. We realize that they have to be made sure the biblical doctrines of “Assurance of Salvation,” “Baptism,” and “The Lord’s Supper” (because nowadays, the Calvinist’s doctrine about “Once saved, always saved” influences in the churches). As the ministers went to short-term Bible training schools, seminar programs are effective to help them continue developing skills in both leadership and doctrines. After the seminar, we celebrated Christmas. Many people from nearby villages came and heard the Christmas message. And I had the wonderful opportunity to perform a friend’s wedding in Lahe Church.

Enjoy the photos attached also.
Thank you, may God bless you all!


Daniel
Mawyio
​(​
Mawyio.daniel​)​

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation​ to Daniel’s ministry and/or the ministry center building project​:



Give online:http://www.echochurch.org/online-giving/
Follow the link and instructions and choose “Christian Mission for Myanmar” as your designation.

Donate via
check:

***​Make the check out to Echo Church &​
on the memo line write: CMFM
Echo Church
PO Box 6067
Cincinnati, OH 45206

​Send encouragement to the Mawyio family in Myanmar:
Daniel & Buzi Mawyio
Gideon, Ezra, Nathanael
No. 123, Thiri yeiktha St.
Ward 1, Yugoslav, Pyin Oo Lwin
Myanmar

Forwarding Agent: Kelly Carr (kelly)

Merry Christmas from the Mawyio family

13 Dec

To all our friends & supporters,

Merry Christmas to you all! Thank God for sending His begotten Son to save us from sin. We are rejoicing ​and
proclaim​ing​
his wonderful good news.

Our family is doing well, and we are very blessed. See how Gideon, Ezra, and Nathanael have grown (photo attached). Gideon’s health is doing great. Thank you for all of your prayers for his healing. This Christmas he will get to participate in a night out with our church caroling group with his friends, and he is so excited for that.

I am attaching the recent pictures of the construction of the Mission House, our ministry building. We still need some amount of money to complete it. We appreciate all of your generous donations.

MBI closed for Christmas break on December 8 and will reopen January 2, 2018. We have serval gospel trips during the break. I left for NW on Dec. 9 with two other friends to share the gospel and to lead a ministers’ seminar. I am scheduled to come back Dec. 24.

The Lower Myanmar Churches of Christ gathering was successful in Hsipaw, Shan ​S​
tate on Dec. 1-3. It is a great event among the Lower Myanmar churches. About 300 people—both Christians and non-Christians were there. Myanmar Bible Institute had a great chance to participate—the whole school was involved, plus 5 teachers spoke in the main sessions, and I was one of them. (You can see MBI’s participation and my speaking in the photos attached.)

Thank you very much for your support for our ministry. May the Lord bring you blessings!

The Mawyios
​(​
Mawyio.daniel​)​

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can give online:
http://www.echochurch.org/online-giving/
Follow the link and instructions and choose “Christian Mission for Myanmar” as your designation.

Or ​donate via
checks ​through
Echo Church:

***​Make the check out to Echo Church &​
on the memo line write: CMFM
Echo Church
PO Box 6067
Cincinnati, OH 45206

​Our mailing address​
Daniel & Buzi Mawyio
Gideon, Ezra, Nathanael
No. 123, Thiri yeiktha St.
Ward 1, Yugoslav, Pyin Oo Lwin
Myanmar

Forwarding Agent: Kelly Carr (kelly)

Daniel Mawyio: Myanmar update & year-end giving needs

27 Nov

Christian Mission for Myanmar (CMFM)

Daniel & Buzi Mawyio

November 2017 update

We hope you are doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all are well and so thankful for your prayers and support. Here are some gospel opportunities and plans for Christmas season—which is the best season to share the gospel in our country. Please remember us in your prayers.

** Note from forwarding agent: let us know if you can assist financially with the specific needs listed. All giving is tax deductible. Giving instructions below.

1. During the second week of December, we will have a ministers’ seminar in Wangton village, in Lahe township, NW. 30 ministers will present there.

• We need funds for the seminar. They have rice, but we need to buy other foods and materials.

We need traveling expense also. I need to take 2 friends with me.

a) Travel: $300 x 3 persons = $900

b) Food. $3 x 33 persons = $99 x 7 days = $693

Total needs = $1600

2. I will send recent pictures and the progress of the construction of the ministry center soon. Thank you for all your support. If you would like to continue giving for that project, we appreciate it.

3. Gideon and I went on November 10 to Yangon to Gideon’s medical checkup. We got a specialized MRI and sent the results to Cincinnati Children’s as they requested. The results showed that Gideon’s liver, spleen, pancreas, and both kidneys looked good. A follow-up CT was recommended. We hope the Cincinnati doctors are pleased with the scan results.

4. Christmas break for Myanmar Bible Institute (MBI) will be from Dec. 8 to the first week of Jan, 2018.

5. The combined Christmas of Pyin Oo Lwin Christians churches will be Dec. 24-26 in Wetwun, 10 miles from MBI, where most of the inhabitants are Buddhists.

6. The Myanmar Christians Churches Committee meeting was November 14-17, 2017 in our church here in Pyin Oo Lwin. The Lower Myanmar Christian Churches Convention will be in Dec. 1-3 in Tsipaw around 80 miles from MBI. MBI will participate in several areas. I am scheduled to teach one of the programs.

Please pray for these ministry plans and the gospel opportunities. Thank you. God bless you all.

Daniel Mawyio

Mawyio.daniel

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can give online:

http://www.echochurch.org/online-giving/

Follow the link and instructions and choose “Christian Mission for Myanmar” as your designation.

Or write checks to Echo Church:

Echo Church

PO Box 6067

Cincinnati, OH 45206

**on the memo line write: CMFM

Daniel & Buzi Mawyio

Gideon, Ezra, Nathanael

No. 123, Thiri yeiktha St.

Ward 1, Yugoslav, Pyin Oo Lwin

Myanmar

Forwarding Agent: Kelly Carr (kelly)

Ministry plans for Christmas season!

10 Nov

News Update

I hope you are doing well and enjoy the beauty of the Fall. We all are fine, thank you so much for your prayers and support us. Here is some gospel opportunity and plans for Christmas season the most available season to share the gospel in the country. Please remember in your prayer.

1. Gideon and I are leaving this evening(11/10/2017) to Yangon to
Gideon’s medical check.We got an appointment to take the MRCP
soon as we get to Yangon tomorrow, and will come back on Monday.
Please pray for the trip and to have a good result that will be send to
Cincinnati Children’s.

2. MBI’s preaching competition will be on Saturday (Nov. 11). I will miss
this opportunity.

3. We will have the Myanmar Christians Churches Committee meeting
will be in Nov. 14-17, 2017 in our church here in Pyin Oo Lwin.

4. The Lower Myanmar Christian Churches Convention will be in
Dec. 1-3 in Tsipaw around 80 miles from MBI. MBI will participate in
several ares there. I am scheduled in teaching program.

5. Christmas break will be from Dec. 8 after MBI Christmas in the
evening to the first week of Jan, 2018.

6. In the second week of Dec., we will have ministers’ seminar in
Wangton village, in Lahe township, NW. (30) ministers will present
there. We need fund for the seminar. They have rice but I we need to
buy other foods and materials. And we need traveling expense also.
I need to take 2 friends with me.

1). TA. $ 300 x 3 persons = 900
2). Food. $ 3 x 33 persons = 99 x 7 days = 693

Total needs 900 + 700 = $. 1600

7. The combined Christmas of Pyin Oo Lwin Christians churches will
be in Dec. 24-26 in Wetwun, around 10 miles from MBI where most
of the inhabitants are Buddhists.

8. I will send the recent pictures and the progress of the construction
some times next week.

Please pray for the ministry plans and get the gospel opportunity. Thank you, God bless you all.

Daniel Mawyio
mawyio.daniel

CMFM ministry update: Daniel & Buzi Mawyio

23 Oct

September & October 2017

Hello all! I am praying that you all are doing well.

Family news:

Thank God we all are doing well. Gideon’s health is doing great and he got all A’s in his first semester exams. Buzi and I have awarded him a watch that he asked for. In September, Buzi and the two younger boys visited Putao for two weeks. It was Buzi’s family reunion. Both her sisters’ family from New Zealand and one from Singapore came together, and it was the first reunion in 11 years. Gideon remained at home, but he enjoyed the time with a young boy from a high school, who stayed with us during semester break.

Ministry Center Construction:

The construction is still going well. Now the big need is the roof and inner parts, including wiring and water supply. We thank you for those who have given special gifts for this construction. See the photos attached. Please keep praying for the finances we need to complete the rest of the building. (Note from forwarding agent: see below on how you or others can donate.)

MBI & other ministry opportunities:

By the grace of God, the second semester at Myanmar Bible Institute (MBI) is going well. During the first semester break, we hosted 6 students who could not go back home. We usually host some students at the beginning of the school year and during breaks. Buzi and I are happy to do this more than before.

Besides teaching four subjects as usual, I am also preaching at least two times a month in the church and preach often in Naga Christian Fellowship worship services. Thank God for giving me such opportunities for His glory. He gives me strength and power and so many blessings to serve in the ministry. Yohan, president of MBI, improves, but he is not scheduled yet in teaching.

A revival program at our church went very well during the semester break. The speakers and most of the programs were led by MBI, so the church chose the week of the semester break for the revival. We also had a good time with Scott Hudson and John Cadle, visiting from the U.S. It was blessing to hear the message at school and at Thanksgiving in the church.

As we have been praying for many years to get back the old MBI compound, God has given the answer in his time. Two weeks ago we were informed that 80% certain we will get it back. The order from the higher level has already been given, and now we need to talk to those at the township level authority. Please lift your prayers up for MBI until we get it in hand.

Travels:

MBI will have serval ministry trips over Christmas break. I am appointed to speak at the Lower Myanmar Christian Churches Convention that will be held in the first week of December. And then I will have a ministers’ seminar in Lahe, in North west. Please remember these ministry plans in your prayers: for financial needs and all the arrangements to be successful.

Thank you, May God bless you all!

Daniel Mawyio

Mawyio.daniel

Daniel & Buzi Mawyio

Gideon, Ezra, Nathanael

No. 123, Thiri yeiktha st.

Ward 1, Yugoslap, Pyin Oo Lwin

Myanmar

If you would like to make a donation, you can give online:

http://www.echochurch.org/online-giving/

Follow the link and instructions and choose “Christian Mission for Myanmar” as your designation.

Or write checks to Echo Church:

Echo Church

PO Box 6067

Cincinnati, OH 45206

on the memo line write: CMFM

Forwarding Agent:

Kelly Carr (kelly)