Although Myat May attended church regularly as a child, she explains, “As I got older, I was experiencing a lot of trouble and I didn't feel peace at all.” She hung around with Buddhist friends and would curse and yell at others. “I loved the world more than Jesus,” Myat May says.
In 2006, Myat May met and married Kaung Myo. “He made me very happy, and life was good,” she shares. Unexpectedly, Kaung Myo was diagnosed with leukemia. He was told that the cancer was in its final stages and he had only two more weeks to live. “Once again, my world tossed upside down,” Myat May relates. “I was crushed, because I feared for his death and wanted to be able to love him for my entire life.”
Kaung Myo and Myat May passed each day hopelessly at the Yangon General Hospital cancer ward. One day, a Christian woman came to visit and talked to them about Jesus the healer. She prayed for healing and told them, “He is still able and, also, He is our Savior.” Kaung Myo didn't feel anything different at the time. After the woman left, Myat May immediately went into the bathroom, knelt down, and cried out to God. She promised to be true to Him and serve Him the rest of her life if He would restore her husband's health.
“After three days, my husband got up early in the morning, looked active and ready to meet his doctor,” Myat May recalls. “We went to see his doctor, and he had the strangest look on his face. He paused a moment and said the cancer was completely gone. He added that there was no scientific explanation as to why this had happened. I smiled back and said, ‘No, Jesus is my explanation.’”
That day, Myat May gave her heart to God, and she was baptized. Since Jesus saved her, Myat May notes, “I have found true enjoyment and joy in speaking what is pure, true, holy, lovely, and edifies and helps others.”
Myat May began studying the Bible twice a week with a group of eight women, five of whom were not Christians. “I couldn't have been happier when three of them were saved two months after our group started studying together. I am proud to say that they want to serve Jesus and live for Him,” Myat May comments. “I'm so incredibly blessed with the privilege of serving the Lord.”