ABOUT US

Bible ministry in Myanmar (Formerly known as Burma) was started by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1889. Due political change in 1962, the ministry was reorganized as independent and autonomous Bible Society of Myanmar in 1964, led by national leaders.

Secretaries of the Bible agency and the Bible Society of Myanmar are:

 (1) Rev. William Sherratt  (1899 – 1933)

(2) Rev. W. H. Willans  (1933 – 1957)

(3) Rev. S. V. Vincent  (1957 – 1964)

(4) Rev. U Aung Than  (1964 – 1985)

(5) Rev. U Than Tun Myat  (1985 – 1999)

(6) Rev Dr Saw Mar Gay Gyi  (20002010)

(7) Rev Khoi Lam Thang  (2010 – to date)

Member Christian Churches:

  1. Baptist
  2. Church of the Province of Myanmar (Anglican)
  3. Methodist Church (Upper Myanmar)
  4. Methodist Church (Lower Myanmar)
  5. Presbyterian Church
  6. The Salvation Army
  7. Self Supporting Karen Baptist Mission Society
  8. Lutheran Bethlehem Church
  9. St. Gabriel Church (CIB)
  10. Assemblies of God
  11. Church of Christ
  12. Seventh -day Adventist
  13. Independent Presbyterian Church of Myanmar

Member Christian organizations

  1. National Council of the Young Men’s Christian Association
  2. Young Women’s Christian Association
  3. Christian Literature Society

Co-operative Organization

  1. Myanmar Council of Churches

Board and EC Members (2019-2020)

1. Rev Dr Zaw Win (Chairman) EC 15. Rev Ram Sein (Church of Christ)
2. Arch Decon Judson Win nandar Tun (Vice Chairman) EC 16. Rev Kelly Plyan (SDA)
3. Rev Dr Saw Crainer (Honorary Treasurer) EC 17. Bishop U Myat Sann (Methodist-Lower) EC
4. Rev Dr Maung Maung Yin (Baptist) 18. Rev mahn Parmar Stan (MCC)
5. Rev Dr Thang Cin Lian (Baptist) 19. Ms Jone David (St. Gabriel’s Church)
6. Rev Dr Saw Cyrus Sein (Baptist) 20. Rev U Kyaw Kyaw (IPCM)
7. Saya Saw Harrison (Baptist) 21. Rev Thaung Lin (MEC)
8. Rev Kyaw Myo Naing (CPM) 22. Rev Lalthanvula (EMC)
9. Rev Wiston Aung Myo Tun (CPM) 23. Rev Saw Shwe Lin (Extended Member)
10. Major RaldoKima (Salvation Army) 24. Rev Dr Jenson Pajan Andrews (Lutheran Bethlehem)
11. Rev U Myo Chit (Methodist-Upper) 25. Rev Daw Ni Ni Swe (Extended Member)
12. Rev Ramthanga (PCM) 26. Daw Win Win Kyi (Extended Member)
13. Rev Saw Phoe Tel Nel (SSKBMS) EC 27. Father Mariana Soe Naing (CBCM)Observer
14. Rev Dr Suan Za Pau (AG) EC

Our Work

The Bible Society of Myanmar is a member of United Bible Societies (Global family of Bible Societies morethan 146 members) since 1969.

All activities of the Bible Society of Myanmar is inline with the guide line of UBS Philadelphia Promise (2016).

Being a member of UBS, Bible Society of Myanmar of closely working together with the global fellowship for making the Word of God available.

To bring the WORD of Gog to the heart of the people, the Bible Society of Myanmar is closely partnering together with the churches. The most salient activities are annual Bible Competition, annual Singing Competition, and celebrating the Bible Day (August third week) in and out of the country.

The Bible Society of Myanmar chooses yearly theme by which Bible Engagement activities are implemented. Theme for 2018 is “God’s Word: Hope for PEACE” and for 2019 “God’s WORD for next Generation”.

The Bible Society of Myanmar is striving every effort to connect with the Churches which will strengthen a sense of ownership, closer partnership, prayer support and financial support.

Translation is the heart our mission:

More than 7000 million people in the world speak more than 7350 different languages. The record of Scripture Languages as of 2018:

Bible NT Portion Total Langauges
World 692 1547 1123 3362 7350
Myanmar 45 17 18 80 200

 

39 translation projects completed since 2010

11 Holy Bible 9 Revision
1. Lacid (lsi)                       …       2010 20. Lahu (lhu)                       …   2010
2. Asho Chin (csh)            …        2010 21. BFBS (Garrad)                …   2013
3. Ngochang (acn)            …       2011 22. Falam Chin (cfm)          …    2015
4. Wa (prk)                         …       2011 23. Hakha Chin (cnh)          …    2015
5. Hawa Naga (nst)           …       2014 24. Siyin Chin (csy)              …    2016
6. Khumi Chin (cnk)         …        2014 25. Jinghpaw (kac)               …    2016
7. Ngaw Chin (cnw)           …       2015 26. Sgaw Kayin (ksw)          …    2018
8. Zotung Chin (czt)          …       2016 27. Tedim Chin (ctd)           …    2018
9. Cho Chin (mwq)            …       2018 28. Judson (mya)                 …    2018
10. Zaniat Chin (chnx)      …        2018
11. Zo Chin (zom)               …     2018
8 New Testament 8 Study Bible
12. Zyphe Chin (zyp)          …     2010 29. Hakha Chin (cnh)      …       2011
13. Kayah Western (kyu)   …      2010 30. Tedim Chin (ctd)       …       2013
14. Khualsim Chin (chk)    …      2013 31. Falam Chin (cfm)       …       2014
15. Lutuv Chin (clt)             …      2015 32. Lisu (lis)                      …       2015
16. Mro-Khimi (cmr)          …      2015 33. Lacid (lsi)                    …       2016
17. Hakha Chin (cnh)          …     2017 34. Jingphaw (kac)          …        2017
18. Makury Naga (jmn)      …    2018 35. Sgaw Kayin (ksw)      …        2018
19. Lemi (cek)                      …     2018 36. Lhaovo (mhx)            …        2018
3 Portions (Gospels)
39. Khongso                         …    2018  40. Asang (Khongso)
41. Likhy                               …    2018

Distribution (2 years)

Particular / Year 2017 2018
1. Bible 50,295 50,443
2. New Testament 11,458 8,467
3. Portion 23,577 25,240
4. Selection 744,871 841,633
5. New Readers Portion 3,627 3,750
Total 833,828 735,753

Local Contribution (3 years)

Particular / Year 2017 2018
1. Churches 91,373,171 105,153,670
2. Subscriptions 6,223,420 7,813,699
3. Selections 1,917,800 1,701,900
4. Supporting 2,472,000 2,096,000
5. Special Donation 7,385,704 7,397,600
Total 109,372,095 124,162,869