CV has 200 Pioneers on the ground in Myanmar as part of our National Pioneers Initiative – a project that aims to trigger movements to Christ through indigenous evangelism and discipleship. Since we entered the country in 2010, there has been a significant response to the Gospel.
Our NPI strategy attempts to draw out missionaries and identify ‘Pioneers’ in the indigenous community. We then support them financially, professionally and spiritually as they establish self-sustaining churches. By training these ‘National Pioneers’ with the skills and knowledge required to duplicate their own roles within their community, creating natural ‘Successors’, we enable the national Church to grow organically from within. Not only is this an effective, sustainable and cost-effective model, but it is the very essence of the original biblical principles that drive The Great Commission.
As Christian evangelism is forbidden in most parts of Myanmar though, our primary form of outreach there is through supporting the National Church leadership with the tools and resources they need to reach and touch their local communities. To date we have the largest network of church partners dedicated to reaching the most unreached people group in Myanmar in this nation’s history.
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