David Chung Ministries International (DCMI) had the privilege of holding the first large-scale evangelistic festival in the country of Myanmar. Until the government leadership changed two years ago, religious groups were forbidden to gather in large numbers. Myanmar's change in leadership has opened relationship with the West and has allowed the opportunity for large-scale evangelism.
The Yangon Gospel Festival was held outdoors at the Yangon Convention Center and was attended by 7,000 people the first night, 8,000 people the second night, and 12,000 people the third night. The Myanmar Young Crusaders, an organization which provides drug and alcohol rehab ministries, supplied the musicians at no charge. A number of leading pop and rock singers volunteered their time and talents to prepare the way for the gospel message. Crowds came to hear their favorite artists and then heard David preach the gospel message. Over the three nights, about 2,000 people responded to the message by giving their lives to Christ. Local churches will follow up with these new believers to disciple them and help them become active members of the Christian community. The local pastors and churches have been encouraged and strengthened through the festival and look forward to other opportunities to spread the good news in their country.