Pastor Letter for April 2017
Dear Members and Friends
Welcome to April rainy and wet weather. Let’s celebrate the annual gathering of Australia and New Zealand Burmese churches camp in Melbourne the most livable city on the planet earth. We will, worship, celebrate God’s presence, encounter His new grace and power, fellowship with friends and new believers. Saya San Toe and Saya David Lah, Deram music Team members are all excited to join this year. Rev Asami estimate more than 300 campers will join this year. We are very grateful for all the camp organizers putting lots of efforts and the commitment of MMCF and all other Burmese churches in Australia and New Zealand. Jesus Christ is alive in us and He is the head of all churches, in our gathering this year we will get to know Him more, serve Him more and love Him more, we pray that all those who are coming will experience the power of the resurrection in their Christian journey as well as for those who are still observing will be able to confirm their faith in the complete work of Christ Jesus on the cross for them to save and set them free from the bondage of sin and death. Thank you Jesus because you are alive we are alive in faith, hope and love to share the good news with all. We are righteous because of the blood of Jesus shared for all sinners, as Romans 5:6-9 saying “ For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. 9 Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God.[e]”. And by His grace alone we are saved and called to do good for His name sake Ephesians 2:8-10 (MEV)8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, 9 not of works, so that no one should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we should walk in them. Let us all give thanks for the reason we exist in Christ as apostle Paul encouraged church in Ephesus like this Ephesians 3:8-12 “this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the incomprehensible riches of Christ, 9 and to reveal for all people what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God, who created all things through Jesus Christ, 10 so that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He completed in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him” . What a purposeful life we can live in Christ and be filled with joy in this time of celebrating Christ resurrection. Sty blessed and have a wonderful April in Jesus name.
Shane khin (Pastor Burmese Christian Church Sydney)