Death Toll from Myanmar Coup Rises to Over 500; AMG International Tells Victim’s Story

Photo comes courtesy of AMG International on Facebook.

Over two months have passed since Myanmar’s military seized power of the country from the elected government. In that time, well over 500 people have been killed. Read more here.

Brian Dennett with AMG International tells the story of one of the victims. “A pastor there was a friend of a partner Church of AMG. We got just very disturbing news the other day that he was shot. He was simply out trying to find medicine for his family, and was shot and killed.”

On March 28, the military killed over 100 civilians, including at least 7 children, in coordinated attacks around the country. Dennett says, “With the coup authority in the country, there is so much intimidation right now. It’s really almost a universal persecution, trying to create fear and establish authority there.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray peace will return to Myanmar.
  • Pray many will see the care of Christians during this tragedy and be drawn to Jesus.