Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (MEGST) was born on 17 June 1996 through the vision of the Myanmar Evangelical Christian Alliance (MECA), formerly called the Myanmar Evangelical Christian Fellowship (MECF), to fulfill the long awaited desire to offer graduate and post graduate programs for the Church of Myanmar.
It is an evangelical and inter-denominational seminary with students and faculty coming from various Bible-believing churches across the country. MEGST is located in Shwegondine, Bahan Township, Yangon City.
Presently MEGST offers Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies (Greek and Hebrew), Theology, Mission and Pastoral Studies; Master of Theology in Theology and Missiology; and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.
MEGST trains and equips Christians to be Christ-like leaders who build up the church and the nation of Myanmar and beyond.
Update from MEGST, Myanmar – June 2022
CK, Principal of MEGST writes: As for us as MEGST’s community, we are safe, fine and decided to go forwards in His kingdom’s business. So far, we give regular guest report to the local authority. They ask us to give this report monthly. Read more here:
I just want to give you some update about MEGST. Roughly, we have 170 students in this academic year (We will have new intake for DMin in September which will add up the number higher). Although the highest number of students we expected was about 50%, it showed up that about one-fifth (80%) of students came down to Yangon for physical classes. The funny thing is that all of them (1st – 3rd year students) are very new to us as we had zoomed classes the last two years. Though familiar on Zoom, some look so different in person. We are trying our best to make them feel at home by friendly conversation, mentoring sessions, chapel services, and the forthcoming MEGST’s Cup-2022.
About the staff, there are 12 full time lecturers and 6 full time non-teaching staff in this academic year. We have some friends on faculty development program, namely: Rev. Ca Nuam Mang (Korea), Saya David Van Lian (USA), Rev. Tha Lian Ci (AGST-Philippines [AGST-Phil apparently will run their courses online only this year), and Rev. Daniel Ciin Suan Piang.
Thank you so much for being with us in hearts and prayers. Above all, thank you very much for your generous financial support. Manifold blessing upon every members of the LeaDev-Langham family. Our love to everyone in your families.
Prayer Points for MEGST – March 2022
Greetings from MEGST! CK provides some updates and prayer points.
1. The online based IEP (Intensive English Program) has started from the first week of March with 22 students.
2. DMin course is going with 24 students, online.
3. Our librarian Dr. Dawt Hlei Mawi and her family are taking refuge in Mizoram, India (Prayer point).
4. Our full time faculty Dr. Anna Sui Hluan and her family are still in house arrest in Naypyidaw (prayer point).
5. I want to challenge ourselves to reopen MEGST physically in June, 2022 in the midst of difficulties. I hope, we will talk and finalize at tomorrow’s faculty meeting.
6. The political situation is very difficult to predict; not knowing how long it will last like this. Fighting and killing take place everywhere. The price of things rise very high. Everything is collapsed, and the worst is the loss of our children’s education.
Thank you so much for being with us with great concern.
Prayer Points for MEGST – February 2022
Dear our beloved Kiwi brothers and sisters in Christ,
Greetings from MEGST’s family, from Myanmar. We pray that God will continue to be with you and use you in His Kingdom. You are in our prayers every day.
As for us MEGST’s family, through your prayers and financial support, we still survive in the midst of the Covid-19 and the brutal military coup. Very sad that many of us were affected by the Covid-19 which has taken the lives of our dear ones – some of our DMin and our MAOL students. Our respected former financial manager named Uncle Bawi Do died of the Covid-19. The wife of Uncle Zai Hnin (a manager after Uncle Bawi Do) also died of the Cvid-19. Above all, the former principal of Rev. Dr. Aung Mang (d. 17th April 2020) and Rev. San Cung Nung (d. 2nd Feb. 2022) were called home.
About the political situation, we never thought that Myanmar will be a killing field. Fights and killing are very common because of the fight between the brutal military group and the PDF (the People’s Defense Force), supports by the tribal insurgent groups. The military killed children, women, and even very old people. Recently, a 2 years old girl died in the prison who was also arrested with her mother. Two days ago, a newly married couple were shot to death by the military in Putao, Kachin State, as they ran (by their motor Bike) for their lives as the fight took place in their locality. As they (military) also suffer loss, they use tanks and Jet fighters to bomb the civilians. Whenever few of them were killed, they will just burn the whole village. Many villages have been burnt by the military. In Thantlang, Chin State, the military has burned the town for 25 times and the people lost more than 1,000 houses. Among them, 33 families are in my native village called Sopum (10 miles from Thantlang). Being anti-Christian and Tribal Groups, our people suffer more loss.
In the midst of all these troubles, MEGST plans to reopen the school for IEP/SES from March, 2022; and depending on the political situation, we will open the school physically in June, 2022 for all classes. I have visited our local area leader who is appointed by the military. He is Muslim, a former military general (pro-military person) and a drunkard. He is not very open, but hope that everything will be fine as we will take risk to reopen our school. We really ask for your prayers.
Thank you so much once again for being with us in every possible way. The Lord bless you with manifold blessing. You are our strength. You really give us hope and motivation.
Prayer Points for MEGST – July 2021
Health of students and their families: One student lost her grandfather at the weekend. Tutor Cung had to go in search of oxygen last week, eventually finding some. Another student, lost her father in the first week of teaching. Another student, has no book resources and works on a cell phone. Also, some students are facing significant financial issues, specifically the cost of the internet (data) used in class learning – very expensive for some.
Coping with isolation – some unable to go out. Lack of church fellowship.
Wisdom when confronted by police/military. Last week a student was fined and had his motorcycle confiscated (although apparently it was returned this week).
Increased cost of food will be affecting the poorer students’ families.
Prayer for current teachers and tutors: that they will keep well and have the stamina to keep going. They are having very long days. Also, prayer for the next group of teachers to be equipped and ready to take over next month.
Pray for strength as David received at Ziklag. He faced terrible grief and opposition from his friends. What did he do? We read that…
David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6