World Compassion Terry Law Ministries' Focus in Myanmar…
In Myanmar, we’re supporting 15 indigenous church planters on a monthly basis who are actively sharing the love of Jesus with the Burmese people. Over the past five years, they’ve planted 1,109 new churches and led over 8,000 people to the Lord. They’ve also helped us deliver 38 tons of rice, 33 water purification units, 71,000 The Story of Jesus booklets and 10,000 Bibles to disaster ravaged areas of the country.
- Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand.
- Burma, a resource-rich country, suffers from pervasive government controls, inefficient economic policies, and rural poverty.
- Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages.
- Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%
- In late September 2007, the government brutally suppressed pro-democracy protests, killing at least 13 people and arresting thousands for participating in the demonstrations. Since then, the regime has continued to raid homes and monasteries and arrest persons suspected of participating in pro-democracy activities.
- In May of 2008, Cyclone Nargis killed over 133,000 Burmese people and left 2.5 million needing relief aid. World Compassion Terry Law Ministries was able to deliver immediate relief aid within a couple weeks after this massive disaster struck.
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