A Letter from Rev. Moses Dawnga of the New Life Orphanage:
Dear Dr. Bacon,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Due to your prayers, all the NLO children and those when guide them and look after them are keeping good health. Every Sunday morning, after our prayer meeting and Sunday School, we go to a village (Sometimes 40 miles away or 50 miles away) to serve the lord by preaching and teaching the word of God. All the members of the three or four denominations gather together in one church building and we are given the opportunity to teach and preach the word of God. After the service in the church, they gather together in the home of one of the pastors, and one by one they ask questions about creeds and doctrines and about verses in the Bible which they do not understand, and we take turns answering their questions. In this way we keep up our New Life Ministry and the NLO children’s Gospel team is always active. In fact, we received invitations from other villages, requesting us to spend the Lord’s Day with them.
We have printed and published the Heidelberg Catechism and we are distributing them free. It is very useful, because our children who can read have their own copies; and we teach it and explain it in Sunday School.
The timber and raw materials which we are dered [ordered] is almost complete, and we will be able to start the work of construction in December and finish it by the end of January. We hope to have it ready for you to dedicate it to God when you come to Tahan.
We enclose a financial report for October and November and the expenditure which will be incurred in December. Our own paddy (rice) is sufficient for 3 months, so there is no expenditure for rice.
As usual from the 19th day of December, we will set out to preach the Gospel among the heathens in the dark areas of Myanmar. This is the most convenient for us to proclaim the joyful News of the Birth, Death, Resurrection, Ascension and Second Coming of our precious Lord and Savior.