TULSA, OKLA. – July 3, 2021, was a historic day for Myanmar refugee Adventists in Oklahoma as Myanmar Adventist Fellowship (MAF) was organized into a company with special guests in attendance including the Oklahoma Conference officers, Asian ministries director and youth and communications director.
The MAF members are Adventists relocated in Tulsa, Okla., as refugees. The company is composed of 59 adults and over 60 children. The group has been worshiping on their own for a year and half after having worshipped with the Tulsa Zomi Seventh-day Adventist Church. The organization of the group was accomplished by the sheer initiation of the Oklahoma Conference.
Thirty believers from the Guymon Adventist Church joined many members from the Zomi Tulsa church for this occasion. The church leaders of the Myanmar Zomi Baptist Church, where MAF held the organization ceremony, also attended.
Oklahoma Conference President James Shires was the main speaker, encouraging to remove differences, to promote unity and work for world evangelism. Executive Secretary Apple Park declared MAF as a company, joining the 90 churches in the Oklahoma Conference.
It was a blessed occasion that gave the MAF a new direction, a new purpose and a new commitment in the mission of the church. We are grateful to God, to the Oklahoma Conference and to all who attended the meeting for joining hands into the Christian journey as the people of God.
By Lun Cing Huai Huai