Pastor Philip Thang operates the Word Bible Seminary in Yangon with 20 students. He is now using SLM’s WorldWide Bible Institute curriculum. Pastor Philip is also involved in encouraging new church planters on the border of Bangladesh, as well as operating an orphanage in Yangon. He is married and the father of 3 children.
Bible lessons are being printed at the SLM Office in Yangon in Burmese and English. Initial distributions were made to almost 500 children in the Burmese and English languages. Scores of children made professions of faith in Christ. Printing and distribution of the Bible lessons for both adults and children is on-going.
Bible Correspondence Courses
P.O. Box 1312, 658 Minyekyawswar
St., 44 Block
North Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar
Population: 55,167,330 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Languages: Burmese (official) note: minority ethnic groups have their own languages
Religions: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%