On an eroding and moving island in Brazil was a thriving church I was going to visit. To reach it and meet the believers, the national church leaders led us to a hollowed-out tree turned canoe. We stepped in and sat on the bottomóthere were no seats. Only an inch or two of the canoe peaked above the water, barely separating us from unknown creatures in the deep. As darkness fell, a flashlight revealed pairs of eyes glowing back at usógators we were told. That was only the beginning of a dangerous trip, but well worth the effort to see how God was working in this remote area.
Ron met this former Buddhist monk who also was in military intelligence on one trip to Myanmar. While still a monk, the man discovered God promised in His Word, that by trusting in Him, people could be saved and be assured of that fact. When he began to share this wonderful news, leading hundreds to Christ, the man drew attention. The police arrested him and took him to prison, but they gave him a rather strange punishment that involved stacked tables, repeated squats, and holding his earlobes. But, while doing all the physical challenges, they also told him to do one more thing, which was astonishing. Hear the rest of this incredible story on this podcast.
Something remarkable is happening in Myanmar (Burma) today. God is using His Word to break through darkness and shine a light on the hope found in the Gospel. When one of the top leaders in Buddhism turned to Jesus, he explained that it happened when he saw in the Bible that God keeps His promises and fulfilled them in Jesus. In this installment of Ronís Adventures, Ron recounts the rest of the amazing story.
We had heard a powerful move of God was happening in Dalat, in the central highlands of Vietnam. Security issues dictated that we visit at night. While there, we heard of miracles and healings and amazing dedication to Christ. As we learned what motivated the church planters, we knew our sketchy entrance to the area had led to a victorious visit.