Of the 55 million population, 75% are Buddhist while about 5% are evangelical Christians. Animism is also prevalent, and there remains a deep suspicion of Christians - especially when they engage with foreigners.

Persecution of minority groups is common in Myanmar. As well as the well-publicised Rohingyas, over a million people from Karen, Karenni and Shan minorities are displaced in the jungles. Many are without shelter, food or medicine.

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How to pray

  • Pray that minorities would be allowed to live in peace
  • Pray that the seminary would continue to raise passionate church leaders and evangelists
  • Give thanks for the production of a two-volume Bible commentary, and pray for ongoing translation work
  • Lift up the refugee communities and ask that God would comfort them, ultimately bringing them to saving faith in Him
  • Also ask that the Lord would sustain our partners who care for and witness to these oppressed groups