You may have heard–and prayed–about persecuted Christians in Myanmar (Burma). The country is 90% Buddhist, and people of other faiths aren’t wanted. Right now, the world’s eyes are on the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group.
This group lived in Burma for hundreds of years, but the government does not consider them citizens. Thus, they have no property rights and no protection. Recent violence has driven more than 600,000 of them over the border into Bangladesh. Refugee camps are packed, and still more people come.
The Rohingya people are in the midst of their own Exodus. Open Doors, known for its focus on persecuted Christians, has added the Rohingya people to their prayer list: for safety as they flee, that the leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, would not have a hard heart like Pharaoh and for an open door to the Gospel:
“May believers . . . be given opportunities to share of their hope to those around them walking in darkness and uncertainty.”