LCC received this update and request from Pastor Edwards:
Greetings from Yangon.
Hope that all LCC staff are fine and well by the grace and blessings of God.
It is great and amazing that all my 70 students passed their exams. I am very happy that 2 students from Grade 11 got very high marks. So they are ready to enter university. So I put them in my scholarship request this year.
Here is my scholarship request to LCC.
10 students × $25 = $250
24 students × $50 = $1,200
36 students × $75 = $2,700
2 students × $150= $300
Total cost: $4,450
I and my church trust that God will surely bless my poor students again this year.
This year my country economy is not good. Many rich persons (army personnel) do not invest in my country. So there are no jobs for lower people. (hard laborers)
Please pray for my country and poor people.
I and my members pray for this scholarship request and for LCC donors on a regular basis.
Again, thanks for your kindness and love to my students.
Rev. Charles Edwards
National Lutheran Church of Myanma
Through your generous donations, LCC is able to provide scholarships for 70 students in Myanmar to attend school. LCC received the following email from Pastor Charles Edwards requesting funds to provide food and clothing for the children again this Christmas.
How is everyone? Here, all 70 students are doing well and hope they will pass their exams in March 2018. Yesterday, after the worship service many students and their parents requested me to do Christmas for the students like last year. But my church does not have enough funds to do it.
In my country there are so many problems including the economy. Now the exchange rate is up to 1360 Kyats per US Dollar. Very hard to live. But through the power of our Lord God my church members and I overcome and continue doing HIS mission.
Last year LCC sent funds for Christmas gifts to my students. All my students and their parents were very happy and gave thanks to God and also to LCC. This year again my church requests LCC to help my poor students to celebrate Christmas.
Most of my students have no good clothes. So my church wants to buy clothes for them during Christmas and also feed them a good meal.
The expense is $1,400 US Dollars to buy each student two sets of clothes and good meals.
I and my members are praying and trust that God will provide this in time through LCC. You are always in our prayers.
Rev. Charles Edwards
National Lutheran Church