Video: Planting the Seed of Hope in Christ

Planting the seed of hope

Planting the seed of hope in Christ—that’s the foundation of Hope International School (HIS) in Yangon, Myanmar. Here’s Lydia, the founder and president of HIS, sharing a bit more about what that means.

What a unique opportunity they have at HIS. From year to year, many of their students are from Buddhist backgrounds or Muslim backgrounds. The kids may very well be hearing the name of Jesus for the first time at this school.

Watch the full video to hear more from Lydia as she shares more about the current state of the school, how God has blessed them so far, and what they are asking God for in the future.

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Hope International School has been impacting young minds for Christ in Myanmar since March 2015. International schools like Hope provide a unique opportunity to impact the community because they stand out in the crowd.

Parents who seek out these schools know the Christian foundation of the school and appreciate the quality of education their kids receive. This situation turns into an opportunity for teachers and Christian students to share the hope of Christ with the students and parents—many of whom are Buddhist or otherwise unbelieving.

In addition to the basics like math and reading, the kids have a key opportunity to learn English, which the Burmese view as the language of success. Parents are eager to have their little ones learn English at a young age. Hope International School staff said they've heard that some Buddhist parents even ask their kids to pray at home in English so they can hear how much they've learned. Praise the Lord for how Hope International teaches kids to pray to the one true God and to understand His Word.

One of the additional goals of Hope International is to provide education for students who don’t have the financial resources to attend other schools in Myanmar. This is an additional opportunity to serve and share the love of Christ with others who need it. Hope International School opened for pre-K and kindergarten in 2015 and plans to add one grade each year. Right now, Hope International School shares a building with Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, but Hope's future goals include purchasing their own building as the school grows.

Meet the Founder: Lydia San Lun
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