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MYANMAR: Five Families Kicked Out of Village in Rakhine State

MYANMAR: Five Families Kicked Out of Village in Rakhine State

After being shackled for three days and fined for buying a banana from a Christian vendor, Maung Cia sought out a pastor in a neighbouring village. The pastor shared the Gospel with Maung and two of his friends, and they accepted Christ.

Maung then led 10 other villagers to Jesus and invited the pastor to lead a worship service in his village. Midway through the service, Buddhist villagers severely beat the pastor and stoned the worshippers. Village leaders later forced five families out of the village.

VOM is providing the families with food and housing assistance. “Now as much as I can I’m sharing the Good News and I will continue to do so,” Maung said. “Please remember us in your prayers. Thank you for your support and your love. God bless you.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Praise God for taking the barbaric and unjust punishment inflicted on Maung, to bring about a spiritual awakening.
  • Pray for those who oppose the Lord and His Good News in the area, that He will use the witness of these new believers to encourage others to repentance and salvation.
  • Pray the families affected may be strengthened in their faith and be mightily encouraged as they see the hand of God at work.

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NEPAL: Woman Stoned by Neighbour

NEPAL: Woman Stoned by Neighbour

Miriamu became a Christian in 2014, but when the distance became too great to travel to the nearest church for worship, she decided to start one in her home. Her neighbours were not Christians, and they became alarmed when they saw the new church beginning to grow.

One Saturday a neighbour approached Miriamu to tell her that the church (Miriamu’s house) was on the neighbour’s land. Miriamu disagreed, telling the woman she had the official paperwork. Immediately, the woman picked up a stone and threw it at Miriamu’s head. The woman continued to stone her until she lost consciousness. As her neighbour threw the stones, she shouted, “We must chase the Christians from this place! They are destroying our religious environments.”

Miriamu was taken to the hospital, suffering from deep gashes on her face and neck along with internal bleeding. “She still finds it difficult to speak,” wrote a VOM worker. “She wants to forgive her neighbour, who she believes will come to know Jesus one day.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Praise God for Miriamu’s remarkable faithfulness. Pray her bold witness of Christlike forgiveness will move her neighbour and others to repentance.
  • Ask the Lord to completely heal Miriamu and help her to overcome.
  • Pray the members of Miriamu’s church will be encouraged by her example and will not be fearful and will continue to meet.

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