My name is Yin Maw. I am Po Karen and I live in Yangon, Myanmar. I am working with the Mothers’ Union, a ministry of the Anglican Church in Myanmar. Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.
I have many expectations for my D.Min. studies. I want to learn new methods and a more systematic way to live out my ministry in Myanmar. I also want to continue to empower myself and achieve increased capacity to work in my current ministry. Specifically, I’d like to be able to learn how to grow the church.
Changing, Restoring and Strengthening Lives
At present, the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church congregation is engaged with Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) in issues related to restoring economic dignity amongst families, especially in impoverished areas, through an effort of capping the rate on payday lending and raising the minimum wage for workers.
In light of Central Seminary’s congregational health initiative, we would like to share with you recent news of this church’s efforts to be the agents of change in their community.
At Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, where Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield II (Fred E. Young Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible) serves as the Senior Pastor, the congregation affiliated with CCO, www.cco.org, in the late 1980s. CCO is a local affiliate of the Pacific Institute for Community Organization Network which trains volunteers from area congregations of all faiths in the leadership and advocacy skills required to effect the social change needed to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Here are various links to the fuller story and related background information:
Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) - Scroll through the list of Payday Loan related stories