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COURTESY TIAL THANGA (PAGES 18-19)
TIAL THANGA LEADS CHURCH PLANTING
EFFORTS IN HIS NATIVE MYANMAR.
BY PAUL SCHWARZ
TIAL THANGA LISTENED TO HIS MOTHER,
and his entire country has been blessed because of it. As a young
man living in the Myanmar capital of Yangon, working as a
schoolteacher and being the first from his family to attend (and
graduate from) university, Tial returned to his home village to
visit his family for a week. That's when his mother asked him to
attend a local evangelistic meeting led by missionaries from India.
"My mother was wrestling with cancer and she said go to that
meeting," recalls Tial, whose mother was the first in her village
to proclaim faith in Christ and whose father (an animist priest)
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