Home again!

Well, I’m back! A big and heartfelt thank you to all who have prayed for me while I’ve been ministering in Burma.

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The Lord certainly answered many prayers and I’m grateful to Him for a successful trip. Because of the increasing restrictions on Christians in Burma it was not possible to teach at the Theological College, situated in the suburbs of Yangon, so we used the more central and safer location of the small church building in the heart of the city. It’s a lot easier to operate ‘under the radar’ in the hustle and bustle of Rangoon where there are quite a number of Westerners.

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Six days teaching from Ephesians was a tremendous blessing to me, and I trust to the students too. I was stirred again in my spirit by the central role the Church plays in God’s purposes, particularly in its cosmic testimony to the wisdom of God in redemption. I was humbled again and awed by Paul’s disclosure of  ‘the mystery hidden’, the mystery revealed in the gospel:  That through the preaching of the magnificence of Jesus Christ (seen most clearly in the cross), all peoples, by faith, are gathered into one family to express the manifold wisdom of God to all creation, for His glory.

My prayer now is that the students will see their emerging ministries as part of that wonderful plan.

The faculty of the college were grateful too for the six ESV Study Bibles donated by my church. What a resource to leave with them!

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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