Pastor Nelson is the pastor we have placed in charge of the EOF projects in Northern Karen State, which includes Karen Adventist Frontier Academy (otherwise known as Ebenezer), numerous other schools, and more than a dozen Bible workers and village evangelist. We recently recieved his report on the December campmeeting. He writes…
We try to hold a youth campmeeting here in Karen Adventist Frontier Academy once a year, usually in December. We call it the “Adventist Youth Campmeeting” but really, we aren’t that exclusive. We invite everyone including our brothers and sisters from all other schools in the area to come and study the Bible with us, and to join in our games and activities.
We started this campmeeting on the 19th of December and continued until the 22nd of the same month. (We actually started the games and sports on the 16th) This is our 14th anual Karen Adventist Youth Campmeeting.
This time more than 500 people came. Benjamin Sharon gave the morning and afternoon lectures. He taught about the methods we should use to share the gospel with our friends and neighbors. Pastor Nelson Than taught about the sanctuary and and how it points us to Jesus Christ. The evening worships were all given by Pastor Nelson, and the morning worships were done by our lay pastors: Thara Hseh Rer Byoe (Poe Beh), Thara Poe Lweh, and Thara Ler Ghay. Tharamu Paw Dah Mlah and Tharamu Htee Dway took care of the children in the primary and junior classes, and Tharamu Paw Tha Lah Hsay and Tharamu Wah Say taught the earlyteens.
By God’s grace, our campmeeting this year ran smoothly and at the end, 6 people committed their lives to Christ in baptism.
In closing, I want to thank my brothers and sisters in Christ, who have helped make this years campmeeting possible through your offerings and prayers. May this Christmas and new years bring you peace, love, health, and safety.
In love for my brothers and sisters in Christ,
Pastor Nelson Than (Pipi)
The six who were baptized were:
|Saw Seh Hter||Saw Seh Hter is one of our students from Blah Law Deh School, he is 18 years old, and was from an aminimst background.|
|Naw Paw Goh Loh||Naw Paw Goh Loh is 15 years old and was a Baptist before she joined our church. She is from Htee Bow Day Village.|
|Naw Doo Nay Paw||Naw Doo Nay Paw has been a student at Ebenezer Academy for many years. She is very smart, and is consistently the head of her class. This year she will be in the 12th grade. She is from Gu Ghaw Der village.|
|Naw Eh Say||Naw Eh Say has children and grandchildren already. Before leaning about Jesus and His love for her, she worshiped spirits and ghosts in the forest.|
|Naw Boo Hswee Wah||Naw Boo Hswee Wah is 13 years old and comes from an Adventist family in Saw Ker Der.|
|Naw Hser Mya||Naw Hser Mya is also 13, and comes from Paw Mu Khah Der.|
Here are some pictures that Pastor Nelson Pipi sent us from campmeeting this year.