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Prayers requested for church members after bloody protests in Myanmar


Church members meet quietly in small groups across the Asian nation of Myanmar.
The military junta that has ruled the former Burma since 1962 forbids unregistered gatherings of more than five people, said Daniel Hamm, missionary in neighboring Thailand
“Brethren travel great distances to meet together to worship,” Hamm said. “They are hard-working, God-believing, evangelistic-minded saints who love the word of God.”
Myanmar’s Christians also are on the prayer lists of church members across the globe after the government’s recent, bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in the largest city, Yangon.
Hamm traveled to Yangon recently to distribute songbooks and Bibles, some donated by the Jericho church in Rock Island, Tenn. The couple has worked with church members in Myanmar since 1996.
Other missionaries in Southeast Asia also make regular trips to support the struggling Christians, many who live on the equivalent of $50 to $100 per year, Hamm said.
“These sweet, loving, dedicated Christians need the prayers of the saints all over this good world,” he said.

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