The Burma Chronicle

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Jesus Storybook Bible in Burmese


Help us publish the Jesus Storybook Bible in Burmese


After seeing the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones used in Thailand (the Thai translation in particular) with Thai University students, we became curious as to what it would take to get this wonderful biblical resource available in the language of Myanmar as well.

So, Jim got started on doing some rough translation work with the vital editing help of our good friend Ma Sandar. There are several illustrated Bibles available in Burmese, but we have yet to find one that adopts an entirely spoken style. What this means is that the existing children’s biblical resources are inaccessible to those who don’t have a strong grasp of the traditional literary style.

The translation is finished and currently undergoing final review.

Preorder Price $15 per book

Total Funds raised: $18453


If you wish to send the books to a specific ministry or worker, please notify us:

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Write a check to “Jim Randall Acct # ending in 0149”

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418 Grover Street
Lynden, WA 98264

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San Shay’s Surgery


San Shay’s surgery

Some of our closest friends here have come to Yangon for surgery. My friend Than Nai’s wife is in need of gallbladder removal surgery. Where they live, surgery is very dangerous as well as expensive. The total cost of their travel and laparoscopic surgery will come to around 2000 dollars.

She is scheduled to get surgery Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. Their family will be staying with us until she recovers.

Please Pray! Also, we will be paying for the surgery, so if you would like to help us offset the costs, here’s how you can help:

Donate tax Deductibly

If you donate via Equip, drop us an email to let us know that your donation was specifically for the surgery.

Donate via Equip

(10% goes to Equip for admin costs. This is tax deductible.)

Donate by Credit Card (not tax deductible)


(2.9%+30 cents goes to Stripe. This is not tax deductible.)

About Us

Living out the Gospel of Christ is what we are about.

Myanmar is the place.




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I’ve spent the last seven years living in Myanmar. I’ve learned new languages, cultural norms, and that nothing can stop the Gospel. Jesus is relentless in his pursuit of us.

I grew up in the big city (Seattle), then the sticks (Chehalis) and studied (I use the term in its loosest sense) Computer stuff in Bellingham.

After graduation, I got hooked up with some wild-eyed folks who shipped me off to Myanmar for the sake of the Gospel. After a few years, I realized that discipleship isn’t a two-year project and time is required to teach others what it means to follow Jesus and be lead by his spirit.

After more than a few lonely years, a fated church potluck brought a little dutch girl into my life. It’s much better now.


I was raised in a small farming community in the northwest corner of Washington State. I grew up tromping through cow pastures and forests, and had a particular penchant for pretending to be an Oregon Trail pioneer.

I met Jim when I was 15 and he was 22; it wasn’t love at first sight.

We forgot about each other until seven years later.

I care about entrepreneurship; I dream about starting businesses and creating a healthy economy in places like Myanmar.

I had decided against taking my Western self to a foreign country, and then God brought Jim into my life.

I am excited about food! Everyone needs it, and it brings people together; it’s the basis of just about any human fellowship. If I could give you food every time you visit our blog, I would. (The next best alternative I can offer is food writing and recipes at my other blog, Pickled Tea Leaves.)


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