“Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”
For over 70 years, the Karen people have struggled for independence against the Burmese army. The coup shattered a fragile ceasefire agreement and reignited the worst hostilities the Karen have seen in 20 years. In late March, the Burma Army began bombing Karen villages daily for almost a week, killing over 40 villagers and driving thousands to flee towards Thailand. Several ministries joined forces to serve the over 40,000 Karen refugees hiding in jungles and caves, distributing over 90,000 pounds (yes, 90,000!) of rice to needy families. The fear of airstrikes persists, however, and the need continues to be overwhelming and ongoing.
To support ministries caring for Karen refugees on the Thai border:
1. Pray that God would be a Refuge and strong Provider for the Karen people, especially the thousands hiding along the Thai-Burmese border.
2. Pray that Karen believers would be powerfully contagious carriers of the Gospel, and that their hope in Christ would shine brightly in their difficult circumstances.