Christian Family in Myanmar Stays In Spite of Rejection

August 23, 2013 by Open Doors in ,

Burma Though it is challenging, many persecuted believers strive to view their oppressors with compassion, just as Jesus did in Luke 23:34 when He said “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” As humans, it seems unnatural to act this way, but the gospel of Jesus can work miracles, even in the way we approach our persecutors. Nwin Than* and his family are Christians from Myanmar (Burma) who have faced persecution and numerous obstacles. The Than family’s perseverance is a testament to their personal experience with the Almighty, true God. They have struggled to settle into a Shan Buddhist village, in Myanmar’s Sagaing Division. “His two small children cannot go to school because they are not allowed to enroll,” says a source inside who cannot be named for security reasons. “The Buddhist monks and the neighbors have signed a petition to the local government, so they will not allow non-Buddhists to live in their village.” Nwin Than moved his family to this village in April. Before coming to Christ, Nwin Than was once a Shan Buddhist himself. “His heart goes out to his own people,” says the local source. “He wants to share Jesus with them… He and his family are still staying in the village despite the difficulties.” “There are other Christian families who go through the same struggles,” he adds. “Please pray for them. Pray for Nwin Than and his family, especially his children.” *Names, photo and other details have been changed for the believers’ protection. Learn More & Pray For Myanmar

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