ACM Blog2018-09-13T12:18:49-07:00

This is an archive of blog articles from ACM’s early years. Currently, we keep followers updated via Facebook posts — but we still wanted to keep this treasure trove of older content available (warning: its formatting may be less than ideal due to importing from an old page format).

A Meeting at an Amber Dealer’s Home

By Doug and Linda Pettit The women of a large Li-su church in the Myanmar city of Myitkyina meet twice a month in various homes.    The church is led by Pastor Ah Dee Che, who was our host while we were in Myitkyina.  He is also the director of Loving Fountain Orphanage Center, one of

We Met a Saint

By Doug and Linda Pettit Mae Mar Sha is in her 80's.  And she just loves missionaries. We met Mae Mar Sha, and three other members of her family at a nice restaurant in Myitkyina.   It was our understanding that they wanted to tell us about their successful amber business.  But...that subject never came up.  Instead

FAME concludes 2015 Myanmar Mission Trip

By Dr, Dwain Illman Today I saw a Smile of Jesus.  We had a very busy clinic at Pamiti Christian Church outside of Myitkyina.  I was working at my station and noticed a woman holding a small child.  The mother's smile was enigmatic, beautiful, and full of experience.  In the flow of patients, she eventually

House Dedication and Amber Mining

By Doug Pettit Linda and I continue to learn as we spend time in the Kachin State.  Today our host, Ah Dee Che, took us along to house dedication for a young couple from the Lisu ethnic group.  They attend a church we visited and are expecting their first child this month.   What an

Meet Lydia

By Doug Pettit Lydia is from the Putao area in extreme north of Myanmar, where you can gaze on the Himalayas. It is a primary Christian region that started when missionaries came in the late 19th century. Whole households came to belief in Christ, literally duplicating Scriptures.  There are numerous accounts of " he believed

Worth It All!

By Dr, Dwain Illman There are days when we experience some victories and we say, "it is worth it all!"   My wife Marilyn told this story: I teach the techniques of rehydration, explaining the use of salt, sugar and clean water to make the oral rehydration solution (ORS).  My translator is Losanna, who also translated

Educating Children in Remote Village

By Ma Soe, Teacher Near the Bay of Bengal, on the west coast of Myanmar, lies the village of Sun Taung.  Ma Soe, an Asian Children's Mission supported teacher, has opened a school in that village.  Her motivation resonates with Christian teachers everywhere, "I want very much to teach my students to become good citizens and

Hope and FAME

By Dr, Dwain Illman Our first clinic day!  On the way, our team stopped at the World War II cemetery on our way to our first medical clinic at Hope Children’s Home.   It is hard to fathom that 26,000 allied soldiers are buried there, losing their lives in the war against Japan.    This is such

FAME Medical Team Arrives in Myanmar

By Dr. Dwain Illman The 14 member FAME medical mission team has arrived in Burma! Many shared that their inspiration for serving in this faraway land is from Scripture.  Altough te references varied, the common theme for service is found in I Peter 4:10 -- Each of you should use whatever gift you have received

God’s Work — Up Close and Personal in Myanmar

By Sandar Leung Jeff, Sandar, Isabell and David enjoyed the river boat ride to reach the remote village of Putaik Gyi. Our trip to Myanmar was a trip of a life time. We were just so amazed to see God’s work up close and personal in a Buddhist country. God also kept us safe


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