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A letter to GC President and staffs

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Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:45:50 +0000
Elder Jen Paulsen, President of the GC of Seventh-day Adventists
Elder Mathew Bediako, Secretary
Elder Robert E. Lemon, Treasurer

Respected Sirs,

We, on behalf of the Conference church members, humbly inform about
the prevailing situations in the Adventist society in Upper Myanmar.
This message to MYUM and UMM but no rely from them. So I sent it to
you for your kind immediate consideration.

We knew that Mr. Saw Htoo Galae, a probationary worker of UMM from
Mandalay, is sent to Kalemyo to disturb and supervise all the
prosecutions against the Annual Revival Meeting of Conference churches as he had done to Kham Khen Pau  in Pyin Oo Lwin on ATI building.


Mr. Ngo Khaw Nang(Moe Khaing), church pastor at Pinlon 8, Kalaymyo who claims himself  as the Area Controller and Circle Leader, in
consultation with the said person prosecuted Mr. Kai Za Dal and Kham
Khen Pau for forgery at the Township Criminal Court of Kalaymyo on
March 26, 2007. Then as defendants we had and have to attend the Court on March 29, 2007, April 5, 2007, April 11, April 26, 2007 and we do not know how long we have to attend the court for that case.

Again Ngo Khaw Nang in consultation with the said person and Gin Do
Pau, church pastor of Pinlon 11, Kalaymyo, and Lal Hmun Siama, pastor of Chanthagyi Village prosecuted against eight people of Pinlon 11 SDA Conference supporters (including Kai Za Dal and Kham Khen Pau) to the same court falsely for trespass, deviation of properties, and
frightening—such things we had never committed.


The problem began with Chanthagy SDA church where Lal Hmun Siama, the pastor repeatedly claims from the sacred pulpit that all the
properties of the local church, all the offerings, and all authorities of the local church should be under his own jurisdiction according to the letter of Pastor Kai Khan Khual, the Secretary of Upper Myanmar Local Mission. Then the members are divided into two groups: the mission supporters vs. Conference supporters by 33 vs. 93(4 households vs. 18 households).

After several disputes about the hiding of record and offerings by the pastor, a member dragged Lal Hmunsiama down from his speech. Then the pastor reported it to the Police and demanded Five Million Kyat (US$ 5,000). But reconciliation was made by elders of the conference
supporters and had reluctantly paid Kyat 1,200,000(1.2 million local
currency equivalent to US $ 1,200) in order to cool down the dispute. Then the pastor captured all the keys of the church and ordered that the conference supporters may only attend the church under the sole supervision of him and he padlocked the church on January 30, 2007.

As the result, the Conference group applied to local authorities that the two parties may have separate hours of worship. The local
authorities summoned the two groups for reconciliation but it was
turned down by the pastor, Ngo Khaw Nang, and Gin Do Pau, pastors from mission side—on February 4, 2007. Then the petition was referred to the Township Council which in turn referred back to the Local Council and authorized accordingly with the petition made by conference groups. But the Schedule of separate worship hours for both  were objected and the church building was officially declared padlocked by Pr. Malsawma, the Circle Leader, Ngo Khaw Nang, the authorized agentof the Local Mission and the Union and also the Area Controller, and Gin Do Pau, the Area Controller(as they claim themselves) on February 20, 2007. Then Ngo Khaw Nang filed the case to the District Council and Township Council in which he falsely accused Mr. Kai Za Dal and Kham Khen Pau to be the creator of problem at Chanthagyi.

Then the EC of the Township council after studying the pro and cons in accordance with the instruction of the District Council, ordered the Local Council to confirm the separate worship schedule on April 5, 2007. Copies of the decision were given to the persons concerned of both sides. After reading the decision the same group ( Ngo Khaw Nang, Lal Hmun Siama, Gin Do Pau, and Saw  Htoo Galae) went to the District office on Saturday, April; 7, 2007 and objected the decision but in vain.

Such activities have negative impacts on church members for future
reunification. Suing and prosecution against fellow Christians to the
jurisdiction of non Christian is very very shameful and a disgracing
of the Adventist 'Church.

All these kinds of actions were authorized and supported by the
mission and the Union leaders morally, physical, and financially from
God's treasury. And also we know that persecution had been used as a
means of keeping the chu8rch pure. That is a contrary to the teaching
of the Bible ( I Cor 6:2-12 ) and to the SOP( Christ's Object Lesson,
74:1) and also unchristian, uncivilized.


As we have wrongly been accused of committing crime in celebrating
Revival Meetings by the permission of Government authorities as the
law of the country require to do so, we have no other choices except
defending the truth about the Revival Meetings to file the same case
in the same court. Besides, the Adventist church Building at
Chanthagyi has been locked up for two months by Upper Myanmar Local
Mission and MYANMAR UNION MISSION workers, Go Khaw Nang, Gin Do Pau,
self styled circle leaders, Area Controllers and Special Power given
by Mission leaders, and Pr. Malsawma, the Circle pastor. Again this
immoral act against God and the church has been filed by us in the
court in order to defend the truth. That church building was reopened
by the local government authorities arbitrarily on April 24, 2OO7.

Unless the higher organizations, like SSD or GC prohibit their method
of tools to control our church which will never be successful, the gap
will be widening to become into one. There are a number of cases, as
criminal acts, to be filed by Conference leaders if they are in need
of doing so.


1.   We would like to know how long the higher levels of our church
organization will continue authorizing and supporting this kind of
evil deeds at the cost of expending God's money instead of using themfor the advancement of the gospel.

2.   Is this the best diplomacy to win back the unjust and one sided
The existence of mission supporters and conference supporters is
better justifiable than prosecuting at the criminal courts since theyare not against or rebelling God and the church. But the worst of all is: direct and indirect involvement of the leaders in such
prosecutions against their fellow Christians (Adventists) before the
criminal courts and stand to bear false witnesses against their fellowChristians.

3.   What is your advice as a leader? What is your solution as a
spiritual father?

Therefore I humbly request your immediate intervention regarding these evil deeds so that the negative impacts may not be contagious among Adventists in order for future reconciliation and unification.

May God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Mr. Kai Za Dal, President of MAC
Mr. Kham Khen Pau, Vice-President of MAC

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