Supporting the Body of Christ in Burma
The Church began in Burma in the 1500’s, with further
growth in the 1800’s, and is still growing. Some estimates
place the percentage of Christians at over 7%, most concentrated
among the ethnic minorities, many of whom have been struggling
for some form of autonomy and freedom for decades. As part of
their divide-and-conquer strategy, the dictatorship uses religious
differences to stir up internal divisions and hatred. Persecution
is widespread, and includes majority Burmans and ethnic minorities.
Even under the weight of oppression, the Church has continued
to witness for Christ and grow.
What Can We Do?
Pray: Day of Prayer
for Burma: Join Christians around the world in praying for
Burma on the second Sunday in March. Prayer is effective and powerful!
At critical points in world history, praying Christians have
made a difference. Prayer is the basis for any other response
or action. Please also continue to pray with us throughout the
Act: Act as you feel the Lord leads you. You can start
a Burma prayer group, support organizations that assist refugees,
write your Representatives, write businesses that continue to
invest in Burma, support the church in Burma
Good Life Club: The Good
Life Club is a program to help support the desparate Internally
Displaced Peoples in Burma by sending them material reminders
of God's grace in the form of clothes, toiletries, toys, pictures,
and other items.
Run: The Run 4
Relief is a 10k run/walk that can serve as a way to raise
awareness about the situation in Burma. For a million Burmese,
running is not a choice. Excercise your freedom to promote the
freedom of those who do not have it.