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Project: Support for Brother Cho

Brother Cho’s* impactful ministry in Myanmar meant he was imprisoned and tortured for his faith. Because of this, he was in desperate need of medical attention. Health problems resulting from imprisonment didn’t stop Brother Cho from his current ministry which provides Christian cassettes and literature

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MYANMAR: A Pastor Has Been Killed

Pastor Tun Nu was last seen alive on the evening of 19 January, when an armed rebel group forced him to leave his home, telling Nu their leader wanted to question him. Pastor Nu had been a missionary with Gospel for Asia in a troubled

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INDIA & MYANMAR: Persecution Over Christmas

In areas throughout India and Myanmar, Christmas was not a season of peace and joy. Christians faced violence and resulting injuries, as those opposed to the message of Christ stoned, slashed and terrorised local believers. In the Kanta Kawn Township of Central Myanmar, 27 Christians

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MYANMAR: Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to Christians

Authorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return

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MYANMAR: Forced to join the Army, Forced to Deny their Faith

Churches, priests and Christian missionaries working in Wa, a mountainous region in the eastern state of Shan, are victims of the repression of Myanmar’s largest rebel army, the United Wa State Army (UWSA). It is the armed wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP),

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Church Closures and Arrests Continue In Wa Region, Myanmar

Christians in the Wa Special Region of Myanmar have long endured persecution but the situation has worsened with church leaders and students recently arrested and over 50 churches closed. The WA region is one of the most “secretive places on earth” according to the BBC.

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Project: Myanmar – Aye Nan

Aye Nan was fifteen when her father, U Aih Cum, was killed for his faith after a house church meeting in Myanmar. U Aih Cum was passionate about reaching others with the true Gospel message. His feet and hands were removed, he was stabbed and

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MYANMAR: Crackdown on Christians in Ethnic Wa Region

As many as 92 pastors, evangelists and church members in the ethnic Wa region of Myanmar’s Shan state were arrested recently, while others are missing. The United Wa State Army (UWSA), the military arm of the de facto ruling party in the region, is systematically

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Project: Myanmar – Rev George

Rev George was winning people for Christ in Myanmar when he was arrested and subsequently imprisoned for two years. Whilst imprisoned he suffered through solitary confinement, torture, lack of food and lack of sleep. Rev George also suffered a small stroke in prison. Recently released,

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Project: Myanmar – Daw Cherry Update

Daw Cherry, her husband U Zaw Aung and their two small children lived in a small village in Kachin State North Myanmar. As Christians Daw Cherry and U Zaw Aung ran Bible study group meetings and witnessed to the surrounding Buddhist community, winning people to

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Project Update: Support for a Pastor and his Family

Pastor Do En Pum resides in a town near Mandalay, in Myanmar. The church he leads currently has about thirty members. As a result of opposition to his Christian ministry, Pastor Do has had his motorbike destroyed by local Buddhists and the electricity to his

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Myanmar Mission Project 2018 by Evie Nick

I had the privilege of travelling to Myanmar on behalf of Voice of the Martyrs from 13 to 17 June. Our destination was Myitkyina, to connect with leaders who were helping to organise an emergency project to feed 2700 people. Many of the Christian Kachin

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Project: Myanmar Emergency Packs Distributed

We are currently in the process of distributing emergency packs to 4,000 people in the Kachin state area of Myanmar. These people are Christians and have been displaced through continuous harassment which included mortars and airstrikes by government forces. There are more than 10,000 people

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Myanmar: We are Helping Kachin Christians

Voice of the Martyrs Australia will be travelling to Myanmar next week to distribute emergency packs to displaced persons. Thousands of people have been displaced as Myanmar’s military has renewed its offensive against the mainly Christian Kachin people, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, burning

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MYANMAR: Thousands Flee Fresh Fighting in Kachin State

Myanmar’s military has renewed its offensive against the mainly Christian Kachin people in Myanmar (Burma). The military stepped up its campaign against the Kachin people in April, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery. Troops have displaced thousands and occupied churches, interrogating entire congregations. As well

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MYANMAR: Civilians caught up in Violence

At least 10 Christian civilians have been killed and thousands need urgent medical attention in Myanmar’s Kachin State as the fighting between ethnic rebel groups and government troops in a conflict area rages on, according to reports. The ethnic Kachin civilians were killed in Mansi

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From our CEO – April 2018

“The king’s favour is toward a servant who acts wisely, but his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.” Proverbs 14:35 The team at VOM can be proud that we have once again surpassed our previous years of distribution, but only by the grace of

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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

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MYANMAR: Health Struggles Plague Imprisoned Pastor

One of the two assistant pastors arrested by army officials last Christmas Eve is suffering deteriorating health from malnutrition. Pastor Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, has become weak, lacks energy and suffers from asthma and dysentery, according to fellow pastor La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35,

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MYANMAR: Pastors Detained for Three Months Without Trial

Pastors Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were arrested on 24 December 2016, after helping a couple that had complained to military officials about the destruction of their house. The officials released the couple but detained the pastors, claiming they

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