Last month, Brother Michael Koko Maung (in purple shirt), who leads our ministry in Myanmar, urgently contacted us. A military coup occurred, and the country is in a state of emergency. The costs for basic needs have already increased, and people have periodically lost access to online and phone communications. This is potentially devastating for millions of people who were already living in great poverty.
For decades, Myanmar lived under the rule of a harsh and often brutal military dictatorship. In light of recent events, absolute military rule could resume what previously was one of the longest military dictatorships in modern history. This could be the beginning of a dark chapter for Myanmar with more war and even more genocide possible.
Please pray with us for God's hand of protection upon Brother Michael, his team, and the people of Myanmar. May the Lord bless and encourage them during this time of uncertainty and instability. Pray that peace would soon return.
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