Many of you will remember reading in past reports about an 80 year old Lahu pastor named Chalit (we called him Mr. S at the time). One of our volunteers (pictured at right with brother Chalit) traveled to a Lahu Bible distribution in 2016 and met brother Chalit and heard his story. One of the founding fathers of the Lahu Baptist convention, brother Chalit had traveled 150 miles from the Chinese-Burmese border to get his churches first Bibles. The church had waited many decades to receive their first Bibles.
The lack of Bibles was causing many problems in the Lahu churches, so beginning in the year 2000, Lahu pastors and Christians started praying that the Lahu people would have their own Bible in the next century. God began to answer their prayers in 2015. By 2016, brother Chalit came the 150 miles to get his churches first Bibles.
When I (Tim) went to the next Lahu Bible distribution in November of 2017, I received bittersweet news: brother Chalit had gone to be with the Lord just three days before the meeting. It was clear by the look on many of the pastor's faces when this news was shared that brother Chalit had a tremendous impact on many in the room. He had been faithful to shepherd his flock.