Indigenous evangelists have been carrying the torch of gospel proclamation in Burma (Myanmar) since the regime expelled all foreign church workers in 1966. Operation World notes, ‘Momentum in evangelism is building as an indigenous missions movement begins to flourish.’ Christians now account for about 9 percent of Burma´s population, which is otherwise 80 percent Buddhist, 7.2 percent Muslim and less than 0.5 percent Hindu. The gospel has advanced in Burma against a backdrop of civil war, religious opposition, and poverty, where most people survive on the equivalent of one U.S. dollar a day, A ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission in Shan state is planning to build a house where refugee children from the fighting can live, as well as obtain schooling.
Source: Christian Aid Mission; Operation World
Bible Study: Matthew 5:10-12
PRAISE God this suffering church is growing.
PRAY for the indigenous missionaries who brave many obstacles to carry the Gospel to the nation.