There is an urgent situation in Myanmar that I want to share with you. This past November, an explosion and fire led to the gutting of our Voice of Prophecy Bible School in Yangon, Myanmar.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and thankfully only one of the technicians, Saw Ka Paw Moo, was working in the office. He was sitting at his desk when the air conditioning unit mounted high on the wall suddenly exploded. Saw ran outside and grabbed a fire extinguisher, returning to spray the unit. But the fire was already in the ceiling, so he sprayed that, too. The ceiling was covered in insulation foam, and the burning foam fell on him, severely burning his arm and hand.
This was tragic, but thankfully, Saw recovered after treatment and much prayer. However, the Bible School with its large stockpile of Bible lessons and materials was destroyed. Other equipment destroyed included the hand-recorded record-keeping system, two laptops, a printer, copier and scanner, furniture, tables and chairs, and the phone system.
We have been working to restore the Bible School in Yangon. A few of the lessons survived with some scorching on the edges, but no complete sets remain. Our workers trim the edges as much as possible so that at least some lessons can still be used, but the situation is dire as our dear brothers and sisters cannot properly fulfill the requests that come in.
While this has been a tragedy, sometimes God uses circumstances to push us in the right direction, closing options to prompt us to move forward where He wants us to go. And I think this is one such occasion. Let me explain . . .