MAOL Graduate bridges cultural divides to impact future generations

DAI’s Culture, Ethnicity & Diversity course helps to build understanding and cooperation across cultural boundaries. Michael, a 2017 DAI Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) graduate shares:

“The MAOL has been very good for my life because it has really broadened my worldview of leadership.”

Michael is currently a pastor ministering to a village of Bamar Buddhists in one of the poorest communities in Yangon.

Michael was born into the Chin tribe, a primarily Christian people group, that was once oppressed by the Bamar. He shares:

“Culturally we are very different than those we serve, but I chose to be here because I want to help them as much as I can. I want to share the gospel so they have the hope in a living God and their life will be changed. I decided to do this ministry because many children and their families do not know Jesus. We’ve had about 40 convert from Buddhism and 150 children (many Buddhist) participate in our weekly children’s ministry. If it were not for the MAOL program I do not think I would be serving where I am today.”



Hannah, Michael’s wife, shares:

“I am not an official student of DAI’s MAOL program but I studies the materials Michael brought home. The materials were so applicable, practical and really helpful and effective for me. It has really improved my teaching and mentoring skills.”

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