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Seven families need our prayers

February 22, 2016

Please pray for seven Christian families from Myanmar who have been living as refugees in India. Last week, the Muslim-background believer (MBB) families were expelled from a refugee camp in which they had been taking shelter.

“The Muslims in the camp are afraid that (the families) would convert people to Christianity,” wrote our contact. “There are around 1,200 Muslim families in the camp. They need urgent help to rent land and put up tents. Even Amod*, a Rohingya MBB leader in India, cannot go near the camp to reach out to the believers.”

Persecution in Myanmar

Myanmar is number 23 in the Open Doors World Watch List. The Muslim-majority Rohingya people are an ethnic minority in Myanmar. They have become the target of persecution from radical Buddhist groups as well as the Burmese army. MBBs in the Rohingya tribe face further persecution as they are ostracised by their own people, as well as by the Buddhist majority.

Open Doors works with local partners to support Rohingyas who choose to become Christians.

*Name changed for security reasons

Source: Open Doors

Pray now…

  • For the safety of these seven families, that they will find a place to shelter as soon as possible
  • For MBBs in the Rohingya tribe, that they will be strengthened in their faith despite the persecution they face
  • That refugees fleeing from Myanmar will receive God’s protection.

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.