Yang – an orphan – has just had his leg amputated … he is only 3 years old.
His older brother was killed in the same attack that cost Yang his leg.
His other brother and his grandfather were also injured.
Only Yang’s grandmother survived the attack by the Myanmar military unscathed.
Myanmar is a predominantly Buddhist country of 53 million people in Southeast Asia … bordered by India and Bangladesh on the west … Laos and Thailand on the east … China on the north … and the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea on the South.
The country has both Muslim and Christian minority populations … both of which are heavily persecuted by the Myanmar army.
The under-fed and under-equipped army – which considers itself the “protector” of Buddhism – regularly confiscates the property and food of non-Buddhists.
Thousands of both Muslims and Christians have fled the country – the Muslims to Bangladesh primarily … the Christians to Thailand and China.
More than 100,000 Christians live in internally displaced (IDP) camps.
You can read a brief summary about the persecution in Myanmar here: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/myanmar/
The persecution against Christians in Myanmar has been going on for decades … but it’s rarely reported on by the media.
Watch these videos (3 minutes and 4 ½ minutes) to learn more about the persecution of Christians in Myanmar:
To listen to Ravi Zacharias tell the story of Adoniram Judson – the first missionary to Burma – click here (6 ½ minutes). Very powerful:
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