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The Yangon campus has a new septic tank

Septic tank at the Yangon campus

What happened?

Before we focus on the outcome of this project, it might help if we gave you some background information first.

In the past, the Mission2Myanmar (M2M) sent money to David Ling, the owner of the Yangon campus, to enable David to install a rainwater tank and a water purification system at the campus. Due to these developments, the staff and students were fit and healthy because they had access to clean drinking water during the dry season.

There were some unexplained illnesses at the campus during the wet season. If truth be told, most of those illnesses were caused by water-borne infections. Finding the root cause of the water-borne infections was not easy.


So what was the cause of the problem?

Eventually David concluded that the cause of the water-borne infections was the harmful microbes from the students' toilets. During the dry season there was no need for alarm because the microbes, from human waste, stayed in the ground. However, during the wet season, the river swelled and flooded the campus. By raising the water level, the flood water lifted the microbes from the ground and then, the children became sick because they had to walk through the flood waters mixed with harmful microbes.


Short chronology of donations

In early 2021 David received a generous donation from a donor in Brisbane, to enable him to start building a septic tank. This happened before M2M became a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) for tax purposes.  The ultimate reason for building a septic tank is to make sure that all the microbes that get flushed down the toilets, stays deep down in the ground. To eliminate the risk of water-borne infections, those microbes must never rise to the surface especially during the wet season.

In the middle of 2021 M2M received a corporate donation, which was directed to the septic tank project.  This happened after the Australian government gave M2M the green light to become a DGR. David received this funding just before the heaviest monsoonal rainfall started.


What happened after the wet season ended?

Sometime in November 2021, the wet season ended and the flood waters receded. Then after that, David recalled the construction workers to complete the septic tank project.


The outcome

The septic tank was successfully completed in early January 2022. It will be connected to a new toilet block, hopefully before the next wet season begins.

The new orphanage shelter in Kale is ready

During the mission trip to Myanmar in March 2020, Pauly & Kennedy went to a town in Northern Myanmar called Kale (pronounced "Ka-lay"). Maung lives in Kale with his wife and children, and he runs a small orphanage over there.

In November 2020, Maung told Pauly that he was running out of space because he received a lot of new enrolments. Maung suggested building another dwelling to better accommodate the orphans and this is how the Orphanage Shelter Building Project (OSBP) started.

A target of $2500 was set in November 2020 and after two months of fundraising activities, M2M reached the target. Slightly more than $2500 has been sent to Maung in two instalments.

As per the photos below, M2M is pleased to inform you that the OSBP in Kale is finished.

Maung expressed his gratitude in a message, via Facebook Messenger, which he sent to Pauly on Monday, the 15th of February and here is the text:

Hallelujah, Amen
By your gracious support and help now we have a temporary shelters for the children.
All glory and honor to God.
Thanks you to all for hard working, Your Time as well your money for helping the children shelters.
May the Lord bless you abundantly.


The Yangon campus needs a new kitchen

There is an urgent building project at the Yangon campus. The Yangon campus needs a new kitchen to be able to feed up to 150 people, 3 times a day.

For more information, please click here to download the PowerPoint slideshow and then, watch the corresponding YouTube video clip below.

The new building is ready to accept enrolments

The Mission2Myanmar is very pleased to inform you that the construction of the new building is finished.  Furthermore, the new building is ready to accept enrolments for the next school year in Myanmar which usually starts on the 1st of June.

Please have a look at the photo gallery below and then, after that, you can watch the latest videos of the new building.

Watch the latest video clips

New building under construction

In a recent phone conversation between Paul and Pastor David Ling over Facebook Messenger, Pastor David indicated that there is a new building on his block of land which is still under construction.

To learn more about this project, please read Pastor David’s email and then, you can review the photo gallery below.


Dear Brother Paul,

I hope you'll be thrilled to see the pictures. Children are very happy to see the progress of their new home every day. This is the first building with bricks and iron to make it strong and safe for the children to stay in. The agreement between the contractor and I is that he should properly complete this building and hand it over to me by the end of March 2018. 

The other equipment that we'll need to have after completion of the construction work are

  • 24 bunkbeds
  • 15 desks with 15 benches
  • teachers' tables and chairs with the whiteboard
  • children's cupboards
  • electricity equipment for the new building (no electricity at present)
  • water pipeline equipment for the new building and water container or water tank.


At the moment I don't know the cost of all that I mentioned just above. I'll inquire the shops or people who know the prices and let you know later. My prayer and plan is that this new building must be well-equipped for ready use before the new academic year begins in June 2018. We expect 40 children to stay in this new building from the new academic year 2018-2019.

Thank you for standing with us in love in action. May the Lord help you and your team members to stand strong with us in building people of next generation leadership for the nation and the kingdom of God. This generation is our responsibility. Jesus' Last Command is our First Concern! I strongly believe you have heard from God "a Macedonian Call" for Myanmar.

Together in His amazing service,

Ps David Ling


Rev. Dr. David Ling


Myanmar Institute of Mission & Research

Yangon, Myanmar


In relation to Pastor David’s email, the team at Mission2Myanmar will pray for the completion of the building in a timely manner.  However, there is another prayer request from Pastor David which was communicated to Paul over the phone.  Pastor David wants to obtain official permission from the Myanmar Government to open a private school, in the new building.

In the future the team at Mission2Myanmar will circulate messages from Pastor David to our members by email.  If you would like to keep up to date with the latest developments in Myanmar, please consider becoming a member.  For more information about membership, please click here.

Here is the photo gallery.