The World Looks at Burma

I guess I will never know all that God intends to do with the country of Burma but there are some things that have happened in recent years that has caused the world to pay attention to this small Southeast Asian country.

Twelve years ago,  Burmese native Aung San Suu Kyi., won the Noble Peace Prize.  She was subsequently put under house arrest.

Around three years ago my friend Tom White with the Voice of the Martyrs called for prayer for the people of Burma, highlighting it in their monthly magazine.

About two years ago the Buddhist monks of Burma protested against the government and were incarcerated.

A couple of months ago cyclone Nargis devasted Burma and many people died from a tidal surge.  First lady, Laura Bush, had an unprecedented press conference requesting the free flow of emergency provisions in the light of the recent cyclone.

Two weeks ago international publication Reader’s Digest, did an article in the July, 2008 edition on page 128 about the plight of the Burmese.

When you take all of these things together you see a great big spot light on Burma with the international community asking the question of the ruling military junta, “What in the world are you doing to your people?”  Although the human suffering and death is hard to accept, I wonder if  there might be some global perspective changes ahead for the people of Burma.   We need to pray for the people of Burma.  Particularly lift up the Christians who are being subjected to persecution and martyrdom.

In case you wonder why I call this country Burma, it is because our nation, America, has never recognized the military junta.  The politically correct have adopted the illegal junta’s name of Myanmar.

Flash Forward to a McCain jnket to Myanmar.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on June 29, 2008, in A-B, Not for the Faint of Heart!, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Danel Pedersen

    Small coutnry?
    55 million people?
    Strategically critcal.
    Why does China block everything at the Council.
    For fun?

  2. Ha! So funny to find you here as well Daniel. Burma is small compaired to the US but it is as big as texas which is larger than most countries by far. I would encourage people interested in Burma to search the web looking for the truth. China is trying to evolve into a superpower and it is doing what countries have done for millienia to achieve it’s goals. They want the oil in Burma. Actually they want to take all of the oil out of Burma. They want to Take all of the Teak and Gemstones out of Burma as well. they love the fact that they can give the SPDC some guns and ammo and they will force the local population to work with out pay. It is cheap labor that may well be killed at the end of the day. Why feed the Karen people a pound of rice when you can feed them one bullet and feed yourself? China is playing dirty. If the US doesn’t stand up to them we will soon be taking a knee to China. Many americans wonder how such a small country like China sould gain so much power…. we gave it to them. Look at the shelves in you local wal-mart, or any other store for that matter, and see how many things have”made in China” slapped on the back of it. These pround little stickers have gotten bigger over the years. It is like the words “made in China” grew bigger as the little countries pride and wealth grew. China has been diddling around in third world countries for a long time. Look at Africa, Haiti, Dafur, Tibet and you will see China’s finger prints everywhere. We have allowed China to grow as a military force and we will be regreting it soon. They have been buying property here in the US like mad men. they know that is they have a controlling interest in a country they can make that country bend to their will…. at least for a while.

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