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Hope International School with Lydia

Yangon, Myanmar
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About Hope International School with Lydia

Hope International School has been impacting young minds for Christ in Myanmar since March 2015. International schools like Hope provide a unique opportunity to impact the community because they stand out in the crowd.

Parents who seek out these schools know the Christian foundation of the school and appreciate the quality of education their kids receive. This situation turns into an opportunity for teachers and Christian students to share the hope of Christ with the students and parents—many of whom are from majority religions in the country and unbelievers in Jesus.

In addition to the basics like math and reading, the kids have a key opportunity to learn English, which the Myanmar nationals view as the language of success. Parents are eager to have their little ones learn English at a young age. Hope International School staff said they've heard that some unbelieving parents even ask their kids to pray at home in English so they can hear how much they've learned. Praise the Lord for how Hope International teaches kids to pray to the one true God and to understand His Word.

One of the additional goals of Hope International is to provide education for students who don’t have the financial resources to attend other schools in Myanmar. This is an additional opportunity to serve and share the love of Christ with others who need it. Hope International School opened for pre-K and kindergarten in 2015 and plans to add one grade each year. Right now, Hope International School shares a building with Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, but Hope is praying fervently that the Lord would provide a new and larger school campus of their own, plus a school bus, as soon as possible! The land has already been purchased and now we are all trusting God for the rest.

Meet the Founder: Lydia San Lun

Lydia Lydia San Lun is passionate about reaching the next generation of kids in her country for Christ! After attending an American Bible college, Lydia went back to her home country—Myanmar—to found Hope International School in 2015. HIS began with a preschool class and a kindergarten class, and the hope was to add one grade each year. And God has been faithful to bring God-fearing staff and new kids to do it.

Lydia teaches at the school and still leads the school in curriculum development, teacher training, and administration. Lydia knows the impact that a solid education in English and the Bible can have on Myanmar national children, so she's praying for God to use HIS mightily for His glory!

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Latest Updates from Hope International School with Lydia

new campus
Dreams for a Campus Becoming Reality

No one thought after the coup that their prayer for a campus of their very own would ever be answered with a yes after that. But God knew!

Back to the Building!

It's the message they were all waiting for! Hope International School will be allowed to open again in August following COVID-19.

A New School for HIS Kids!

Today, Hope International School in Myanmar needs a new and bigger school on its own campus so they they can reach more and more kids with the Gospel.

Summer School Looks Like So Much Fun!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, here are 37 photos from summer school at Hope International School (HIS)!

Good morning to you
Video: Good Morning to You!

The kids practice their English first thing every day with a special greeting "Good Morning to You" song, sung to a catchy familiar tune. Take a look.

Planting the seed of hope
Video: Planting the Seed of Hope in Christ

Planting the seed of hope in Christ—that's the foundation of Hope International School (HIS) in Yangon, Myanmar.

Additional grade
Hope International School Adds Grade Each Year

As HIS continues to grow, they must hire new teachers to teach the additional grades. And HIS has hired some top-notch teachers who love the Lord.

Story telling
Summer English Story Telling Competition Has an Impact

Summer school students all across the country of Myanmar recently got together for a fun story telling competition. The theme? English fairy tales!

Summer school
When Summer School Is a Good Thing

in Myanmar, and specifically at Hope International School (HIS), going to summer school is a great thing because HIS teaches kids the truth of God's Word.

Burmese learns english
Video: Burmese 6-Year-Old Learns English

From a Christian perspective, it is so important for Burmese children to learn English. Why? English is the “Language of Success” First, English is what the Burmese call the “Language of Success.” If someone in Myanmar knows how to speak, read, and write English, more opportunities for education and jobs are open to them—especially education […]

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  • Pray that God would provide Hope International School with the funds to build a new school on its own campus.
  • Pray for the hearts of the children to be open to the gospel.
  • Pray for the non-believing parents and families to be impacted for Christ.
  • Pray that God would continue to provide the funding to pay the teachers.
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