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Myanmar: Orphans Captured

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A Christian worker’s family in Myanmar (Burma) cares for several orphans in their home. The orphans are learning how to share the love of Jesus with those around them. They visited 18 villages and a festival, passing out gospel pamphlets to the villagers.

The majority of the people in Burma are Buddhists. Some Buddhist monks were opposed to the orphans’ Christian activities at the festival. They tried to shave the orphans’ hair off so they would have shaved heads like the monks.

Young Buddhist monks

The orphans ran away from the monks and ran to the Christian family’s home. But the monks sent villagers and others after the orphans, and four of them were captured. Two of the orphans were able to escape, but two were not. They may be captives in a Buddhist monastery.

Pray:
*that the orphans will be safe
*that they will grow in their faith and lead others to Christ
*for Christians in Myanmar who are caring for orphans

Watch a video clip of children in Myanmar singing a Sunday school song here.
Learn more about Christians in Myanmar in the book Bold Believers in Burma, available in the free Downloads section.


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