2015 Myanmar – Jinny Kim

Through the Praises of Children

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. – Psalm 8:2

From January 31st to February 6th, I had the privilege of kick-starting this year by going to Myanmar with an awesome team of 10 ministers from New Philadelphia Church. Over the course of one week, our team visited Bible colleges and local churches in three different major cities. God used our team powerfully to touch the hearts of His children in Myanmar, as they were receiving physical healing, deep inner healing, and encountering the fire of God for the first time.

In the field, the message of new hope, joy, and revival was preached and each ministry time was anointed with the presence of the Holy Spirit. From children as young as 6 years old to a grandmother in her late 80s, the fire fell to cover all generations in the congregation. Personally the younger children and the youth definitely stood out in the crowd for me. The most powerful moments of the trip was also interacting and worshiping with the children in Myanmar.

The children in Myanmar were really marked with new hope. Throughout all the churches we have visited in Myanmar, here was always a good number of children in each congregation. At the very first church our team visited, located in Yangon, the children performed praise songs and body worship in groups of 2~6. No matter how “good” or nervous the child felt performing, each one of them brought so much joy to the peoples hearts- everyone was smiling from ear to ear. It was so precious to see these children so passionate and in love with God from a young age. I kept on thinking, “if they are this precious in our eyes, how much more beautiful would they be to God the father?” It was such a blessing to see God raise up mighty worriers of hope to Myanmar to redeem all the hardship that the older generation has endured.

God really allowed our team to manifest His father’s heart on His children when we visited Pyin Oo Lin Immanuel church-located in a smaller town three hours away from Yangon. The majority of the congregation there was that of little children not much older than 12. And they had the most extravagant and heart-felt worship I have ever witnessed. Honestly I walked into the service feeling quite nervous and distracted because I was asked to share my testimony that day. I didn’t like sharing about myself because I was very insecure and always very conscious of what other people thought about me. But as soon as the service started, my heart was captivated by the praise the children started to lift up to God from the bottom of their hearts. From there God started to really soften my hardened and selfish heart. It finally clicked that my testimony was not about me but really about God. This was about what He has done and now wants to do as this testimony is releases to His beloved children. This shift in focus towards God’s goodness over my inadequacy allowed me to freely share without worrying about what other people might think of me. Through the testimony I just wanted to let the children know that they are deeply loved by their Father in Heaven. I think the freedom I experienced from holding on to the truth is something God wants me and all of His children to walk out on a daily basis!

I am so excited for what God is doing in Myanmar. Please continue to keep this nation in your prayers. These are some specific prayer points to help guide your intercession.

  1. Pray for the youth: That a new generation of youth will bring forth a powerful revival and hope in Myanmar.
  2. Restoration: Pray that God will touch the hearts of not only the young but the older generation- those who have gone through much trauma as a result of civil unrest. Pray for God’s deep inner healing and joy to manifest in the latter half of their lives!
  3. Freedom: Myanmar is very heavily influenced by Buddhism. Pray in the spirit of Psalm 8:2, that through the praise of the young, the strongholds of the enemy shall crumble!

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