What's Up with the Bible College?
We've introduced you in the past to Dr. Do Suan Mung. He's the man who founded Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Myanmar many years ago. Today, he's still the president and he even teaches some classes!
But maybe you don't know that FBBC&TS are actually two different locations. The Bible College was founded first and is located in northern Myanmar, while the Theological Seminary was founded several years later and is located in the big city of Yangon in the south.
Dr. Mung is an extraordinary guy, but he still can't be two places at once! So he spends most of his time at the seminary these days. Dr. Mung's oldest son, Sangpi, answered the call to lead the Bible college with his new wife, KhongNin.
The History of the Bible College
In 1986, Dr. Mung founded the Bible college and then it was the only one in the whole country that held to conservative, biblical values and beliefs. Students from all over the country came to attend and over the years it has produced more than 2,000 students who are now serving the Lord all over the world.
But, when Dr. Mung left the college to spend more time at the seminary, enrollment went down some.
The College Revived
So, for the past several months, Dr. Mung's son Sangpi has led the charge to revive the college and increase enrollment through different ministry objectives. Word got out pretty quick that Dr. Mung's son took over, so parents and pastors sent their children to attend! They started the school year with eight new students, but today they have 22! Including the re-enrolled students, they have 41 in total. Praise God!
Sangpi and his wife both teach classes, alongside other trained professors.
Some students who weren't saved when they arrived have even come to believe that Jesus died for their sin and shame, and their lives have changed completely.
New Initiatives at the School
Sangpi and KhongNin have begun free English classes and free computer classes for students to help them become equipped for life and ministry after college. Plus, they have planted a vegetable garden in the backyard for the students to learn how to work the ground.
Sangpi and his wife also have a passion for reaching the lost in addition to training up those who are already saved. So, to accomplish this, they have traveled throughout the town to minister to churches and for Sangpi to preach and lead Bible studies.
They even brought the students on a trip outside the town to nearby villages where they shared the gospel and ministered to lost souls.
The Needs at the Bible College
Spiritually, Sangpi and KhongNin desire your prayer that they and the students would rejoice in everything, seek first the Kingdom of God, and have more faith in God and wisdom.
Physically, Sangpi and his wife are expecting their first baby! Pray for a safe pregnancy and delivery.
Financially, the college needs at least $1,000 per month to complete each initiative they'd like. This would cover gospel trips, summer school, and salaries for more professors.
Additionally, the school needs a durable car to use for ministry because especially during rainy season, it can be nearly impossible to travel by motorcycle.