Pastor KhaiKhai Cin
Pastor KhaiKhai Cin originally comes from Myanmar (formerly Burma), a country torn by military dictatorship for over half a century. At present, his home country is under Military coup. This return to Military government takes away the rights of its citizens, lives, and halted the progress to democracy where God's character of love and freedom is undermined.
Pastor KhaiKhai is the middle child of three children, all of whom were raised by God fearing parents. His parents were teachers and pastor in Adventist church and institutions back home. He is following the footstep of his father who presently serves as a pastor in Michigan. As a TK (Teacher's Kid) and PK (Pastor's Kid), he grew up with the Adventist message from home. As a result, his conversion began at a young age and maturing daily. His life's motto is:
"In my hand no price I bring;
Simply to Your cross I cling."
His call to pastoral ministry also came at a young age, which also developed over the years. But his acceptance to this high calling is propelled by his deep gratitude to the LORD for His salvation (Agape Love) on him. As such, Pastor KhaiKhai proclaims, "I am a sinner, saved by grace!" It is his goal to share this LOVE he has experienced with everyone he encounters.
Pastor KhaiKhai really loves people both young and old, and strives to see others as Jesus would see them. With his unique background, he leads the Myanmar Group at Kent Seventh-day Adventist Church. Maple Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church is his newest appointment as a pastor within Washington Conference.
He says, "I am honored to serve God as His under-shepherd to lead and care God's children at Maple Valley. Thank you for your warm welcome as your pastor. As a young minister like Jeremiah, I may have many weaknesses, but God is my strength! He has promised and I believed Him!
Together as we partner with God, He will return what the locusts (Pandemic) have eaten with His abundance (Joel 2:25-32). May we bring our heavenly blessings of time, skills, and talents, together as a church and let His light shine and bring flavor to our community near and far (Isaiah 60:1-4; Matthew 5:13-16)!"
Our gracious God has a wonderful plan for all of His children. He assured us in Jeremiah 29:11 saying, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." This future we can hope for is to Glory with Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:27)! May we all fix our eyes on this Hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen.