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Pray for My Teaching Trip to Myanmar August 9-September 4! (Part 3)

06 Aug

Friends: As I prepare to teach two theology courses to students at the South East Asia Bible College (here is their website) in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma), I earnestly would appreciate your prayers for this trip. The Lord has kindly given me opportunities in the past to teach in Asia in 2000 (India) and I recently had the privilege of teaching at Word of Life Bible Institute in South Korea.

I will be going over the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, using my two books DocTALK and DocWALK.  DocTALK is a study of all ten areas of Christian faith, such as the doctrine of God, the doctrine of salvation, and the doctrine of the Scriptures.

We’ll be using DocTALK for SEBC’s 3rd and 4th year students.   Please pray for me that I will be able to connect with their situation in Myanmar and will have God’s wisdom in making the truths of Scripture relevant to their needs.

I will also teach a course to M.Div. students and we will be using my follow-up book to DocTALK entitled DocWALK.  DocWALK asks the question, how do we put into practice what we say we believe?

Because both these books were written with a Western, American audience in mind, I’m a bit concerned about how they will practically relate to the situations of these believers in Myanmar.  Would you pray about that need, specifically?  I don’t know how these students will be in class, but I deeply care about our class discussions being relevant.  Thank you.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2018 in Myanmar

 

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2 responses to “Pray for My Teaching Trip to Myanmar August 9-September 4! (Part 3)

  1. John Baehr

    August 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Am sure you know all u need to know but from my limited understanding, I would think the key concepts of difference that could cause an issue are:
    Traditional patriarchal leadership
    Family takes precedence over individual
    Taboo about losing face or bringing shame in self or family

     
  2. Dr. Larry Dixon

    August 8, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Thank you, John, for your helpful comment. I’m going in a bit blind, so I will keep your points in mind! Thanks, in advance, for your praying for me. Blessings. Larry

     

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