Persecution Update, August 2019 - BURMA

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In the Buddhist nation of Burma (also called Myanmar), military forces have been targeting Christians on a massive scale. In the northern Kachin state—which is predominantly Christian—approximately 400 villages and 300 churches have been destroyed, hundreds of Christians have been killed, and more than 120,000 of the Kachin people have been displaced. In the southern Karen state, which also is predominantly Christian, more than 100,000 Karen people have fled across the border to squalid refugee camps in Thailand. Yet, in spite of this hostility to followers of the Cross, Burmese people are coming to Christ out of Buddhism. Please pray for God’s grace for these persecuted brothers and sisters to remain strong for Jesus.