PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF C.B PHILIP THANG

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I am C.B Philip Thang (Philip Vung Ling Thang) I was born on 13th February 1961 in Falam, Chin State, Myanmar and brought up from a Christian family. We are ten members in our family. I have three sisters and five brothers. I am the second eldest son in our family. My parents are still living in our native place (Daddy 83 years & Mum 73 years). My brothers and sisters have their own business and are occupied with the vocational work. I appreciate my parents for having a regular family worship service in our childhood and led us to the right way. They used to send us to attend Sunday school classes from K.G. Class to Intermediate classes. We enjoyed songs, writing competitions, team work, sport, excursion and some other activities in the Church. I began to go to primary school at the age of six years old. My goal was to become one of the great army officers, a leader of nation in the future.

My conversion

I did not know the reality of God or conversion though I was brought up from a Christian family. In October, 1975 I happened to attend crusade in our local Church where he taught us about the origin of sin, the cause of sin, and salvation. In this crusade that I came to know the necessity of the Saviour. The Bible says, “Men cannot be saved by his effort and good work but by grace. “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Rome 6:23. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” Eph. 2:8.

In that crusade, the speaker preached how the Lord Jesus Christ loved the people, suffered, died for us and resurrected from the dead. Here that I confessed all my sins and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. From here, I got conversion and became a new person in Christ. Here on wards I experience the peace with God, and I started to love the Word of God very much and began to read the Bible. I started to share Gospel of salvation to my class mates in the school. I felt like some one pushing me to step out for preaching and witness for Christ. “Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood an holy nation, a peculiar people” 1 Peter 2:9. My aim was totally changed after Christ lived in me and became a pastor to take care of the believers which I never dreamed before. Now I have a strong desire to serve the Lord as He has called me to become a good soldier of Christ Jesus. ” The Lord said My thought is not like yours and my ways are different from yours” Isaiah 55:8. ” Thou therefore, endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” II Tim 2:3.