Events

200th Anniversary Celebration of Christianity in Burma

  • October 12, 2013 at 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Location: Fort Wayne Baptist Church, 2323 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Cost: No cost - a free will offering will be taken

The 200th anniversary of the arrival of Adoniram and Ann Judson in Burma will be celebrated at Fort Wayne Bpatist Church, 2323 Fairfield Avenue, on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with several Burmese Churches participating. 

Adoniram Judson is credited with starting the American Protestant Mission Movement and inspiring people of many denominations to go throughout the world spreading the Word about Jesus Christ.  He inspired Isaac McCoy to come to the then western frontier of the United States, Fort Wayne, as a missionary to the Native Americans and frontier people.  Rev. McCoy began First Baptist Chruch (now Fort Wayne Baptist), a church that hosts the Burmese Christian Fellowship and the Karen Baptist Church and counts several Burmese among its membership.  The work begun by Rev. Judson still produces fruit.

The October 12 city-wide celebration will include a brief history of Judson's work in Burma, vignettes of the different missionary eras, prayers and hymns of thanksgiving in English, Burmese and Karen languages and a challenge for the third century of continuing the work begun by Adoniram Jusdson.  A light lunch will be served following the celebratory service.

This celbration of 200 years of Christianity in Burma (Myanmar) is sponsored by the Mission Committee of Fort Wayne Baptist Chruch, the Burmese Christian Fellowship, the Karen Baptist Church and the Lutheran L.A.M.B.

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