The Immanuel Myanmar Church was established on February 17, 2010. On the day we had the first service, we were seven people including children. It was held at someone’s house in an apartment. By the grace of God, under the leadership of pastor Manar Chai, the attendance grew more and more that we started praying for a place to have a formal worship service.
By God’s grace, through the help of Hary Rocker and pastor Emmanuel, we were able to have room to worship at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church at the end of 2010. God has blessed us in many ways. We also thank WEFC for allowing us to worship in one of the rooms in the Church. Even when WEFC joined The Compass Church, they still allowed us to worship in the same room. We also thank the leadership and the members of The Compass Church.
When The Compass Church members are increasing in numbers, due to space limitation, we were no longer able to worship in the room we used. We again tried to find a place to worship. God answered our prayer. Du Mohmoh from World Relief helped us to get a place in the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. They warmly welcome us that currently, we are worshipping in their Church. We are very thankful for Pastor Kellen Smith, the Elders, and the Church members of First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. Because of the difficulties we have in communication, we are standing as the Burmese-speaking Church. That’s why we are still moving forward as Immanuel Myanmar Church. From the beginning of the Church, till today we had experienced lots of difficulties, at the same time we also witnessed lots of God’s miraculous hands throughout the years. As long as the Lord has not yet returned, this is the desire from the bottom of our hearts that we are longing to worship and exalt him. May the name of the Lord who has led us thus far be glorified forever and ever.