Acceptance Never Felt So Good : Southeast Asia

As part of the National Pioneers Initiative, we receive many encouraging testimonies from our pioneers around the globe. God is changing lives and building new disciples, and it is so exciting to witness. Here is one testimony from Southeast Asia:

My name is Mia and my family and I were Bama Buddhists. 

My family background wasn’t great and we were known for being troublesome. Our neighbours could never forgive us for some of the things we had done and the problems we had caused. People didn’t want any part of us. It all seemed hopeless. No matter how often we would try to make amends, it seemed that we would always be remembered for our past mistakes.

But God had better plans for us.

One day, my family and I were approached by a CV National Pioneer and his wife. They had the Word of God with them, something we had never even considered learning about. My family didn’t think much of it, but for some reason I found it interesting. In fact, I loved it.

Hearing about the unconditional love, forgiveness, and hope Jesus Christ brings to everyone caught my attention. I realised that He was the only way out.

Given my intrigue, the pioneer invited me to a fellowship at Church the coming Sunday. I participated for the next three weeks, and after that I felt different. I felt changed. I felt better. I felt that God had accepted me despite what my family and I had done in the past. So I decided to accept Him. I decided to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour and was baptised in His name as of the 21st of August this year (2016).

Now I am a proud member of God’s family and I have never been happier.


Philip Bo Aung Lin
Philip is the CV Myanmar Country Manager. Born in Mandalay, Myanmar, Philip has been a missionary in Ayadaw Town and has worked as the Youth Pastor at Mandalay Mission Baptist Church.
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