Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dr. Saw Wah Htoo led the service at PBBC

On August 15, PBBC had the Bible Sunday program. At this special service we were glad to have Dr. Saw Wah Htoo , retired medical superintendent of Mawlamyaing Christian Special Skin Disease Hospital, who was in US to attend a Gideon Bible Association meeting. When worshippers were given time to recite or read their favorite Bible verses almost all of them participated. It was very encouraging and uplifting to hear each individual gave testimony through these sacred verses.

Dr. Wah Htoo spoke about Psalms 46: 1 taught by his father when he was a young 5 year old boy and its significance in his life. The verse states “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” This verse gave him strength to carry on when he was debarred from his final year of medical study just two months away from graduation. With God’s blessings he was able to graduate eventually. After a few years of private practice in Loikaw, Southern Shan State, he got a call from God to go and work at Mawlamyaing. At first he decided to work there for two years but the scripture text in Matthew 25:40 “…in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me”, prompted him to become God’s servant doctor, and both he and his wife, a physiotherapist continued to work there for more than twenty years. He still sees patients who come to him for treatment as he considers it as a healing ministry. He urged parents to read the Word of God and make their children do the same so that they may know God and be blessed by Him.