Since our start of Agape Initiative for Missions (now known as Agape Mission Alliance) in 2009, God has given Rev. Peter T. Mang the vision for church planting, growth and multiplication movement. Prior to serving as a church planter, he served as itinerant evangelist for 2 years from 2009-2011. Peter and his wife, Alice, are truly committed to doing the ministry God’s way. With a high fervor and deep conviction of God’s call to the ministry, they have had God’s direction for the work of church planting in Hlaingthayar, Yangon.
The burden for church planting is accorded with Agape Mission Alliance. On September 6, 2011, after having received such a confirmation, Peter and his family moved to Hlaingthayar, Yangon to start a new church there. The fund is established with self-support, and generous support of those who share our God-given vision. Through a right discern of God’s leadership, a faith-life has begun and the work of church planting was started from humble beginning.
Agape Church conducted its first public worship service on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Worship services were conducted at a rented 2-story house of Agape Mission Center located in 13 Quarter, Hlaingthayar. In September 2013, worship services were moved to a rented apartment of Agape Center for Education located in 6 Quarter, Hlaingthayar. A few months later a rented apartment was closed due to prohibiting restraints, and we continued operating through small groups and house churches since then.
When we started Agape Church in Hlaingthayar, our attendees were just a small group of 12 people. Our beginning may seem small, but the progress is to greatness. We pray that we will see a great harvest here in Yangon.
Our leaders are committed to seeing a church grow. Agape Church grew from a small group of people meeting in a tiny house once a week, to doing Bible studies on a regular basis, to multiplying small groups and house churches in centers of influence.
Our mission is to transform lives through the gospel and help believers grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and to develop and equip strategically positioned leaders to multiply Christlike disciples and plant and grow healthy churches in every neighborhood in Yangon.
As God grows Agape Church with more people joining from different mission fields in different parts of Yangon region, we need a place to hold weekend corporate worship services in the center of Yangon City.
We are committed to reaching the unreached neighborhoods and unchurched people with God’s Word, in order to bring God’s transformation to lives, families and communities.