The Armacost Family – Missionaries to MYanmar
Good Tidings To All
Dan and Jennifer Armacost
We are the Armacost family, and we are missionaries to the country of Myanmar.
My name is Dan Armacost, and the Lord has called me to serve Him in the country of Myanmar (also known as Burma). The Lord began moving in my heart about Myanmar in 2018. The next year, I visited the country for ten days. Soon, my calling to Myanmar solidified through personal Bible reading, Bible study, preaching, and prayer. I visited the country again in May, 2022, the first week it reopened to tourists.
In addition to spreading the vision of the Lord’s work in Myanmar, our goal is to help others in their ministries. We share resources below that have helped us in our spiritual life and ministry.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Good Tidings To All?
In Luke 2:10, the angel of the LORD greeted the frightened shepherds of Bethlehem with the best news that the world has ever heard. The message of the angel was, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
I bring you good tidings means simply, “I am announcing to you a marvelous message, and this message is for ALL people.” This message of joy was that a Saviour, Christ the Lord, was born that very day.
It was clear from the first pronouncement of the birth of Jesus Christ that the good news of a Saviour was to be shared with all mankind. The Scriptures are replete with the truth that the provision of salvation is a message for all the world.
Isaiah 59:19 says, “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun.”
Psalm 66:4 states, “All the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing unto Thee; They shall sing unto Thy name. Selah.
Psalm 67 emphasizes this truth also. Consider the references to “all nations,” “all the people,” and “all the ends of the earth” in this Psalm: God be merciful unto us, and bless us; And cause His face to shine upon us; Selah. That Thy way may be known upon the earth, Thy saving health among all nations. Let all the people praise Thee, O God; Let all the people praise Thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: For Thou shalt judge the people righteously, And govern the nations upon earth. Selah. Let the people praise Thee, O God; Let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; And God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.
Psalm 113:3 declares, “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.”
And finally, the undeniable truth that the good news of the gospel message of God’s love is a message for all the world is perfectly stated in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” Good tidings to all, indeed!
Why is Myanmar also called Burma?
The name Burma comes from the predominant ethic group in the country – Burman. There are, however, 134 other people groups that live in Burma. In 1989, the country’s government came under the control of the military, and its leader’s changed the name of the country to Myanmar.
The name change is most evident in the English language, as the names Burma and Myanmar are closely related in the Burmese language.The name Burma is sometimes used to associate the country with the time it was under British rule (which it no longer is), while the name Myanmar can associate the country with the recent military rule over the people.
Today, the names are frequently used interchangeably, both by the international community as well as by the Burmese themselves.
What is the population of Myanmar?
As of November 2022, the population of Burma is 55,287,141.
This makes Burma the 26th most populous country in the world.
What languages are spoken in Myanmar?
The most commonly spoken language is Burmese. It is the official language of Myanmar; however, a number of other languages are also spoken.
The Burmese language is related to both Chinese and Tibetan. The written script utilizes circular and semi-circular letters.