Where does SEAP serve?
MYANMAR NATIONAL PARTNERS
The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar (RPCM) was founded in 1995 under the leadership of Dr. Tial Hlei Thanga, a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. They have grown to 15 organized congregations and over 20 unorganized church stations. The 16 pastors, 10 missionaries, 5 school teachers, and 35 elders serve for some 2,000-2500 members and regular attendees.
The RPCM has three Presbyteries and appoints one evangelist in each Presbytery. Many opportunities to plant churches throughout the country abound as the RPCM has trained more than a dozen ministers, a dozen professional theological teachers, plus about 20 missionaries outside of RPCM in the country.
Currently, 33 churches and missions belong to this denomination. Eight of these missions focus on the Bahma people (an ethnic group who are mainly Buddhists). Missionary work among this people group began in 1998.
Moving forward, there are several goals: build five new church buildings missionaries who are laboring to reach the Bhamas people, send out three more church planters and three more missionaries, begin a children’s home in Yangon in coordination with Yangon RPC local church with 15 kids, and begin a university student ministry out of Sanmyo RPC local church in Kalemyo.