By Astrid Herring, Commissioner
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jer. 33:3 NIV).
In a clearing outside the village of Yee Pyar Chauk, Myanmar, Salvationists built a prayer hall for their community. It sits on four wooden poles, has woven bamboo walls, a timber floor and corrugated iron roof. Dawn prayer meetings for villagers are held daily, before they begin their work in nearby fields.
The sacredness of this place is emphasized as the land around the prayer hall is planted with rows of wild flowers. The placement of three life-size wooden crosses serves as a reminder of salvation through Jesus and God’s promise to hear their prayers. Each cross is inscribed with a Scripture reference.
Inside the hall is a prayer mat, small drum (to accompany worship), chair and Bible. On entering you are greeted by cool, still air, gently illuminated by sun rays filtering through the weave of the walls. The sense of God’s presence and peace fills the room, drawing people into immediate communion with him.
From The Officer