Updates from a Myanmar Alumnus

Alumnus Tuja, with wife and three daughters.

EAST News caught up with an alumnus from Myanmar, Tu Ja, who graduated in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Mission and Evangelism. He send his greetings and updates below.

Dear EAST Family,

I am Tu Ja from Myanmar. I graduated from EAST in 2005. Thank you for letting me to share with you about my family and my country, Myanmar.

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Myanmar Pastor, EAST Alumnus: God is Our Help

Myanmar Pastor, EAST Alumnus S Htike Wai Saing

EAST News had a short interview with a recent Myanmar Pastor serving in Judson Baptist Church in Singapore, Ps S Htike Wai Saing. He graduated with a Master of Divinity in Teaching and Exposition in 2019. He has been a full-time pastor with Judson Baptist Church since 2014 but had started teaching Sunday school and serving as a youth leader since 2008. The last time he was back in Myanmar for ministry and visiting family and friends was in March 2020 before the circuit breaker happened in Singapore. The short interview below shows his heart for his people back home in Myanmar.

  1. What kept you busy in terms of ministry, family and church especially in the past year when Covid-19 happened?

Last year, I was kept busy with  near-daily zoom meetings and bible studies. I led nine bible study groups a week including my family and friends in Myanmar. My daily timetable has to be optimised to spread my time as efficiently as possible. Between studying the bible for two hours a day, leading bible study everyday,  and praying for my country, I had little free time left. Despite this, I did not feel tired and I enjoyed it very much.

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