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Australian Team Completes "Fly-and-Build" Trip to Myanmar

A team of 19 Australians, led by Pastor Wolfgang Jenke and his wife, Lyn Joy, went on a fly’n’build trip to Myanmar late last year. The purpose of the trip was to build three bathroom/shower blocks for Mountain View Adventist Seminary near Toungo. The seminary is directed by Pastor Alvin Hla and currently has 380 students.

Without earthmoving machinery, wheelbarrows, and most of the power-tools taken for granted in modern construction work, the team built all three facilities on time, with the dedicated work of all the students. They did all the earthmoving for each site, helped dig three large septic tanks with 50 meters of leach drain each, carried 6,000 cement blocks to the building sites and mixed the concrete and mortar. The team also learned how to weld and lay blocks.

Each evening, Jenke and pastor Ben Kosmeier ran two evangelistic meetings, which resulted in 76 baptisms on the final Sabbath there. “It was absolutely fantastic. All our thanks goes to God for His enabling grace and protection,” said Pastor Jenke.

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