That all people are created in the image of God for enjoying fully the goodness of life as they grow in love for God and neighbors near and far.That in Jesus, God draws close to us, extending to us forgiveness, hope, renewal, and guidance. That God's Holy Spirit is actively working in, through, among, and even in spite of us—transforming our lives and world. That the Bible speaks to us today, helping us understand our need for God and God's gracious coming to us in Christ.
Alice Roberts, who with her husband, created a mission school in Burma/Myanmar where they served the Kachin people until the mid-20th century. Despite her death in 1933 and the expulsion of missionaries in Burma, the Kachin carried on the tradition, creating the Bamaw Kachin Baptist Church. In 2017, two pastors from the church visited Alice Roberts' grave in Redlands and disclosed their plans for rebuilding the school and naming it in Alice's memory. After another visit the following year, the pastors asked FBCR to sponsor two of their teachers.
Thus began the partnership alongside the University of Redlands to uplift these teachers. With the generous help of the congregation, a third of the rougly $40,000 necessary total have been raised for the 18-month program.
Take a look at the full history.
WAYS TO HELP
Consider making a regular donation to the Kachin Educational Partnership in addition to your usual church offering. Donate here.
Want to offer housing, transportation, or other ways of serving the teachers during their stay? Contact Pastor Shawn for more information or suggestions.
Keep the teachers and the program in prayer regularly. Stay up to date by email.