Christians in Burma clinging to Christ

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

sharing the gospelChristians in Burma are remaining strong in their faith despite the religious freedom challenges that face the believers in the Southeast Asia country.  

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom recently released a report documenting the persecution and discrimination against Christians in Burma. 

Intimidation and violence against Christians, forced relocation and destruction of Christian cemeteries, attacks on places of worship and a continued campaign of coerced conversation to Buddhism were some of the occurrences highlighted in the report. 

Christian Aid Mission helps 16 ministries in Burma, where spokeswoman Amie Cotton says it's very hard to be a Christian there where the 2,000-year-old faith is brand-new in some parts.

"You often lose your family. You often lose your home," she says. "The sacrifice is very great."

She says, however, that it's encouraging that believers are strong in their faith, and not dismayed nor despairing about their circumstances.

Those Christian believers, Cotton says, are praying that lost villagers will be open to God's Word and desire a change for their lives.

The people of Burma, she says, "want to know who this Jesus Christ and how He is different from Buddha, and the other religious practices that they've known culturally all their lives."

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