Pray for the Kachin People of Myanmar

June 22, 2017 by Open Doors in Prayer updates

Please pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Kachin’s Internal Displacement Camps in Myanmar, who are facing difficult times. At the end of May, three Christians were abducted and killed by government soldiers.

Local media (Kachinlandnews) details what happened:

“Three Kachin IDPs: Sumdu Gam Awng, aged 31; Labya Nawng Hkum, aged 27; and Maran Brang Seng, aged 22; and three other timber traders were abducted by Burmese army’s 319th LIR soldiers on May 25 at around 7:30 pm. Three timber traders who were abducted together with Kachin IDPs paid some money to the soldiers and later were released. But three Kachin IDPs were seen being dragged away with their hands tied by the soldiers.

A day after being abducted, three IDPs were killed by the soldiers at Hka Pra Yang, about 4 miles from Mung Hkawng, on May 26. A fellow IDP said he heard the sound of gunfire early morning on May 26. The bodies of three IDPs had been found on May 28 about 100 meters from where they were tortured and killed.”

Father, we grieve with the families of these brothers in Christ who were arrested and killed in Myanmar. We pray Your comfort over the families and that the churches may not be filled with fear, but rather that they will be rooted and strengthened in the Lord, their rock and fortress. You alone are the Lord our God, the maker of heaven and earth. We pray that You will deepen their trust in You. May Your peace reign over Kachin state and over the nation of Myanmar. In the mighty name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

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