MYANMAR: Pray for the Family of Murdered Christian

‘Than’ a 37-year-old Christian father of five, was brutally murdered by unknown attackers recently. His wife, Aung, discovered his body on the side of the road, covered in blood, as she returned from collecting firewood for cooking.

Than’s killers had slit his wrists, stabbed him in the chest and beat him severely.

In early 2017, a villager known to hate Christians told Than’s family that it wasn’t wise for them to live in the animist village. And about a month before his murder, several members of the Palaung Army had visited the village several times and questioned villagers. The soldiers tried to get Than to buy drugs for them, but he refused.

The family has been shunned ever since Than and Aung accepted Christ and were baptised in 2008.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that God will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Than’s family and that they will remain firm in their faith.
  • Ask God to use this tragedy to draw many to Himself; may he also encourage the faith of other believers in the area who face opposition.
  • Pray for the perpetrators, ask the Lord to remove the violence and hatred from their hearts and pour a new Spirit into them.


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5 Responses to MYANMAR: Pray for the Family of Murdered Christian

  1. HeIsFaithful 16 February 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Hi, how can we get in touch with this family… we’d like to help? Thank you.

    • Voice of the Martyrs 20 February 2018 at 4:36 pm #

      VOM works to help persecuted Christians around the world, including those highlighted in our blog. However, we cannot accept donations designated to a particular individual. You can designate your donation to a particular country, and it will then be used to help Christians in that nation.

      • HeIsFaithful 1 March 2018 at 3:19 pm #

        Thank you.

  2. Joseph 16 February 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    I am from myanmar. May i know where this happened?

    • Voice of the Martyrs 20 February 2018 at 11:52 am #

      Hi Joseph, We don’t give our locations due to security reasons. Please email us if you have a specific reason for wanting to know. Thanks and God bless.

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