Burmese/Zomi Churches Growing Across Oklahoma

June 16, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Since the 1970s, refugees from the country of Myanmar have increasingly been settling in Oklahoma. As their communities have strengthened, so has the ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church serving them. There are currently three churches in Oklahoma serving the Burmese people: Guymon Seventh-day Adventist Church, Zomi Seventh-day Adventist Church and Myanmar Adventist Fellowship in Tulsa. All three churches are vibrant, growing communities.

In December 2021, Jerry Mung, a student from Andrews University pursuing his masters of divinity degree, conducted an evangelistic series at Myanmar Adventist Fellowship. As a result, nine teens gave their lives to Jesus. On April 2, 2022, Apple Park, Oklahoma Conference executive secretary, baptized them, sealing their decision for Christ. 

On the far side of the state, in the panhandle of Oklahoma, the Guymon church serves the Zomi population through community service. They offer to help anyone who is in need. One member shared with Mang Lian, “We are happy helping and when we see their smiles that gives us peace.” 

Please pray for our churches serving the Burmese and Zomi people in Oklahoma. 

By Mang Lian and Wes Via