Tha Myaing

(1874-1954). Minister. A Karen, born of Christian parents in the village of Ah Seh in the delta country of Burma (now Myanmar), he was educated in a Christian village school, and in young manhood became a village evangelist for the Baptists. In 1916 he met Robert A. Beckner and learned the Seventh-day Adventist faith from him. He was baptized in 1917 by Charles F. Lowry, and in 1918 began to work with Eric B. Hare on the Karen mission station at Kamamaung, on the Salween River. He was ordained in 1927. He was most skillful in reciting the old Karen folklore poems about the Creation, the Fall of man, the coming of the younger brother with the golden book, and the home of the saved, and he won converts wherever he went. Walking throughout the mountain country of Lower Burma, he often suffere...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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