“I Never Thought It Would Happen”
What would a 13-year-old girl from Myanmar want for Christmas?
Marry Hkaung lives in the predominantly Buddhist nation of Myanmar among other Christians who have been displaced by ongoing conflicts between the government and rebel tribes. Until recently, her only access to God’s Word was a Bible printed in a language she barely understands. But through a recent project supported by Heaven’s Family, Marry has received her own copy of a Bible in her native tongue.
Marry writes (through our translator)…
My name is Miss Marry Hkaung and I am 13 years old. I was born into an unequally yoked family. All our family members except my father are Christians. We are still praying for my father. He is a Buddhist. When my father and mother are arguing with each other we are very sad. They argue because of misunderstandings between their two different religions.
I got saved because of my mother’s teaching about Jesus. After I was born again my life was changed and my selfishness was driven away. I used to be afraid of the dark, but after accepting Christ that fear left. Also, my mother is blessed of God, because when we were sick my mother always prayed for us. Then we recovered. This is the blessing of God for our family.
I am really happy to get the Bible freely in our language. I never thought it would happen. I have a Jingpaw Bible, but I cannot understand it fully. But this Bible is so clear and easy to understand. I hope that God will bless me to grow in the knowledge of Christ and His grace through reading this Bible. Thank you.
Marry’s testimony is typical of those I’ve received in 2015, all made possible by generous contributions to Heaven’s Family’s Strategic Bibles Ministry.
Thank you for joining me as together we communicate life and “life abundantly” through the Scriptures to many persecuted Christians like Marry.
Director, Strategic Bibles Ministry