Population – 46 million, Shares the border with 5 countries: Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, Thailand. 89% of the population is Buddhist, with 3.8% Muslim, and 4% Christian. 1.1% of the population is Animist, and .5% is Hindu.
There is one ACTS Institute in Myanmar, located in Taunggyi, Shan State, in the middle of the Golden Triangle.
Mosez Zabiak, Director, ACTS Myanmar
Naboti, Director of ACTS Children's Home
Main Administrative Building and Classrooms
The part of Asia (Thailand, Laos and Myanmar) least touched by the gospel is called the Golden Triangle. The term is used euphemistically to describe the mountainous border areas of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos from where misery does originate for millions of people all over the world. For it is in these areas that 80% of the world's illegal drugs are cultivated and produced which condemns millions worldwide to a life of entrapment and slavery.
(a) Many unreached people groups live in the Golden Triangle: Shan, Lisu, Akha, Lahu, Wa, Paloung, Paooh, and Hmong are the major people groups.
(b) There are 20,000 tribal villages without a single church.
(c) Many children are illiterate because there are no schools in most villages in the Golden Triangle, and are left unattended or abandoned by drug-addicted parents. Some will die prematurely while others will follow their adults into drug addiction.
(d) Millions of women and children in the rural areas of the Golden Triangle are deprived of their basic rights as human beings. Many women and children are sold into prostitution.
(e) Extreme poverty: Lack of food kills thousands of children in the Golden Triangle.
ACTS Children's Home is located at Taunggyi, Shan State, and is now home to 36 orphans/abandoned children. Monthly sponsorship of the orphans ($35.00 per month per child) is welcome. Please click on "Donation" page to donate.
Lahu girls at the Children’s Home in Taunggyi, Shan State
Paoh children at the Children’s Home in Taunggyi, Shan State
ACTS International partners with indigenous ministries which share the similar passion, mission and values in reaching the unreached peoples, and planting churches among the unreached peoples of Myanmar.
The following indigenous ministries are ACTS’ partners in Myanmar:
- ACTS Bible College & Institute, Yangon, Myanmar
- ACTS Children’s Home, Yangon, Myanmar
- WORD College, Yangon, Myanmar
- MUST (Myanmar Undergraduate School of Theology), Yangon, Myanmar