Taunggyi, Myanmar Friendship Festival

Taunggyi, Myanmar Friendship Festival

Taunggyi, Myanmar

Friendship Festival with Peter Youngren
December 2018


Preparations in Full Swing!

In less than a month we will be in Taunggyi, Burma (Myanmar). Taunggyi is a large city with many who have never heard the name of Jesus. It will be historic as Taunggyi has never hosted a Gospel Campaign before.

Enlightenment Booklets Being Printed

Printing of follow up material for new believers for the upcoming Gospel Festival in Taunggyi is in full swing. The last time in Indonesia, we were faced with the situation where we were out of follow up material on the third night of the festival. If you would like to sponsor printing of additional follow up material for new believers, you can do so.

Continue to partner with us in prayer as we move forward to full the Great Commission.

Venue for Myanmar Festival

We have booked the venue for the Gospel Festival which will be held in December in Taunggyi, Myanmar.

I request each one of you to pray for the upcoming Friendship Festival where I will preach an uncompromising Gospel – the good news of God’s love for ALL.

Billboards all over the city

Billboards are going up all across the city of Taunggyi inviting people to the Friendship Festival.
Your donations help make it possible.
Thank you to our supporters in Canada, USA and around the World.

Jimma Ethiopia, Friendship Festival

Jimma Ethiopia, Friendship Festival

After 30 hours of travel, we were met at Jimma Airport. A little impromptu meeting right outside the terminal. Later it was time for Friendship Dinner with more than 30 Muslim leaders, some Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestants. We want everyone to discover Jesus.

Some scenes from the first night.

Scenes from pastors and leaders seminar.

From the second meeting at the stadium.

People streaming in for several hours.

Lots of security as just a few years ago Jimma was the scene for violence.

Everything behind the platform was packed with people in stands.

Scenes from the pastors and leaders seminar.

Jimma Gospel Festival 

Jimma, Ethiopia

Friendship Festival with Peter Youngren


Nathan Thurber recently travelled to Jimma and Ziway, Ethiopia to prepare for Friendship Festivals to be conducted by Pastor Peter Youngren. He was received by religious and political leaders, including several Muslim leaders of those cities.

Jimma has a large Muslim population and has a history riddled with conflict. In 2006 and again in 2011, churches were burned with many converting to Islam. Since these traumatic events, there has been a sense of fear among Christians, and they are eager for Peter Youngren to come. Ziway, in central Ethiopia is predominantly orthodox, with a fast growing Muslim population.

“I was received warmly by local church leaders and have made substantial progress towards planning the upcoming festivals. A point for prayer is for the government to grant permission for the stadium as the strong Muslim presence has prevented Christians from holding large scale events for many years”, said Pastor Nathan.

Pastor Peter commented, “These campaigns happen because the partners care and give. We are co-workers with the Lord”.