“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints,” the psalmist writes in Psalm 116:15.
It is with heaviness in our hearts that we report on the death of Pastor Tun N. from Myanmar, one of GFA’s field partner workers. After being abducted at gunpoint on January 19, Pastor Tun, aged 41, was reported dead on February 1.
He was killed along with several others who had been kidnapped by a rebel army in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, an area torn by Rohingya conflict. During the nearly two weeks Pastor Tun was missing, the local police and government armies were unable to trace him.
During Pastor Tun’s two decades in ministry, he had shared the love of Christ with many and started several fellowships.
He leaves behind his precious wife, their three children, and a church of more than 50 believers.
Since the news of Pastor Tun’s death, GFA-supported churches across Myanmar have taken up an offering for the grieving family. The regional leaders of the church have been visiting and comforting the family during this difficult time.
“We are heartbroken to learn of Pastor Tun’s death, and we ask you to join us in praying for his wife, family and church at this time, that they may know God’s comfort, peace and strength,” shared Dr. KP Yohannan. “All of the brothers and sisters on the field know that, as Jesus said, they go out as ‘sheep among wolves.’ Like Pastor Tun, they are willing to lay down their lives, if need be, to share God’s great love with those who have not yet heard the Good News.”
Pastor Tun’s kidnapping and death is the first incident of its kind for GFA-supported ministry in Myanmar, which represents more than 500 congregations.
How you can pray:
- Comfort, peace and strength for Pastor Tun’s family and church
- Pastor Tun’s dream for more people to experience the love of Christ will be realized
- Peace for the country of Myanmar and wisdom for it’s leaders
Date published: 06/02/2019
Written by: Gospel for Asia
Feature image: The late Pastor Tun, pictured with his wife and three children.
Article source: www.gospelforasia.org.za