Bahan Alkitab: Kisah Para Rasul 13:47
“I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Adoniram Judson saw lots of zayat and decided to build 1 zayat specially for Christian teaching, after 1 month time to build zayat and 6 years of gospel preaching, first man came to be baptized. His name is Maung Naw.
His baptized date was on June 27, 1819. then came Maung Ing who claimed that “I love Jesus than my own life” and then next person to be baptized were Maung Thahlah and Maung Byaay.
There are also Maung Shway Gaung who was looking for the truth about God existence but still afraid of the King.
so Adoniram decided to go to Kingdom of Ava and met with the King, together with Maung Naw and Coleman, three of them went by sailing on the Irrawady river cover 700 km journey in 30 days.
They brought Bible wrapped in gold cover as a precious gift for the King.
After they reached Ava and passed all procedures to meet the King, they able to meet King Bagi Daw but then King rejected them, throw the tract and refuse to accept the Bible.
But God has His own way by sending Dr Price the eye surgeon who was then being invited by King Bagi Daw because of Dr Price skills which was rare in Burma at that time. Later Adoniram joined Dr Price to meet the King Bagi Daw as translator and then King Bagi Daw became friendly to him and asked “Is there any Burma people who became Christian?”
Adoniram answered, “Yes they are ”
King asked again,” Do they still wear our traditional clothes?”
Adoniram said,” Yes they are. They same like other Burma people. I preached the gospel in Burmese language” King suprised and said,” in Burmese language?? ok so now please preach to us too here !”
So Adoniram with no delay, preached the gospel and he asked for God’s help and God helped him and lots of people listened to his preaching.
Learning Point from Adoniram’s life :
1. He did his best and with all his heart for God’s glory
2. He never give up when facing hard situation
3. He always trust God and lean on God
4. He studied Burmese language in 3 years and 12 hours a day, together with his wife
5. Whatever we do in our life if we do it our best, with all our heart and for God’s glory, God can use it as a tool as a blessings for others
6. Do your best in everything
7. Find a spouse who is someone who is believe in God ,go to church, and like to pray and love God so much.
Kisah para rasul 13:47
I have made you a light for the gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth