Persecution Update for July 2010: Burma

myanmar-map1Burma (also called Myanmar by its illegitimate military government) is systematically driving Christians out of this Buddhist country. Its military regime has killed half a million Christians in the last 30 years. Over 3,300 villages of Christians have been torched, causing over 1 million refugees to flee to squalid camps in neighboring Thailand. A government official stated, "Soon there will be no Christians in this nation." But the Lord is working in the midst of the persecution. One believer remarked, "Without this genocide, people would not be coming to Christ." Pray for God's grace for these persecuted believers who shine for Christ!

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