“Is Christmas the American New Year?” Asks a Shan young woman when invited to a Christmas party. Many Shan have heard of Christmas but have no idea why it is celebrated and have never heard of Jesus.
As people who love festivals, Shan people are often curious about Christmas and have seen some of the trappings of it, creating an ideal opportunity to invite them to Christmas celebrations and explain to them about our Savior.
The Shan to realize this “good news of great joy” is for them (Luke 2:10).
Creative, meaningful Christmas outreaches and effective follow-up to all who hear the story of Christ’s birth (1 Thessalonians 3:2).
The Holy Spirit to guide the Shan to accept God’s offer of salvation (1 Thessalonians 1:4–5).