HISTORY OF THE MISSION
The work began in in 1921 when J. Russel and Gertrude Morse first answered the call of God to become missionaries in Northern Tibet and China. Together with their children, served the Lord faithfully, through wars, imprisonment, hunger, fatigue, and floods. Their hearts desire was that all would hear of the love of our Savior Jesus Christ. Over four generations later their work continues as their children and later their grandchildren moved into Burma in the 1950s and then into Thailand in 1972. Over the years, thousands of national believers were trained to continue the work. Lisu, Lahu, Rawang, and many other tribes have sent out their leaders into their own communities and into new unreached territories across Asia.
It has been estimated that by God's grace, over a million Asian people have been impacted through the extended work of NBCM over a period of 100 years. Christ's message is being taken by a network of believers into villages and cities in multiple countries and languages.
In 1972, when the Morse's relocated to Thailand, they continued to evangelize, disciple, plant churches, and help new tribal groups in Thailand to develop spiritually, physically, and mentally. Literature was developed in fifteen minority languages to allow the people to have Bibles, hymnals, commentaries, and teaching materials in their heart languages. Bible Schools were opened to teach and train committed national preachers and teachers who partner with us today in spreading the Gospel and strengthening the churches in places beyond our reach. Youth Hostels and school programs were established to allow tribal kids to receive an education while in a safe and nurturing environment. Many other missionary coworkers have joined the ministry over the years, bringing their own expertise and vision into the mission. As we continue into the 21st century, media has expanded the ministry into the digital age, reaching people far beyond our borders. The work continues and expands as each new believer picks up the baton and runs the race.
North Burma Christian Mission exists to reach out to the peoples of Asia with the Kingdom message of reconciliation to God through Jesus Christ.
Vision is not about reality or what is, but is all about our dreams and aspirations or what can be. A Holy Spirit inspired vision is the driving force that propels us toward excellence and long-range success.
"We envision millions in Asia being eternally influenced for Christ
through multiple outreach ministries."
through multiple outreach ministries."
OUR VISION STATMENT
- Serving Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to bring about the will of the Father in Asia and throughout the world.
- Promoting a "mission culture" that serves as an uplifting source of encouragement and blessings to individuals, families and ministries; while providing prayer support, training, counsel and mutual accountability.
- Facilitating communication and collaboration among members in the areas of strategic planning and managing spiritual, human, and material resources.
- Advancing a proactive, on-the-field servant-leadership structure and a U.S. board that keeps us true to our stated core values, purpose and vision.
- Praying for committed laborers to pioneer new works and strengthen established ministries.
- Revitalizing and expanding our corporate prayer and financial support base.
- Enabling a national Church leadership that is throughly equipped to lead into the future.
OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
For the glory of God, we are committed to:
- Evangelize the lost, baptize and make disciples
- Teach and equip national workers so that they may establish biblically-based, indigenous churches who are self-supporting, self-governing and self-propagating
- Facilitate national churches to carry out their work by providing them assistance in literature, multimedia production, leadership training, Christian hostels,community development and other such endeavors as God so leads
- Model a love for God, His Word and His Church to all people