Overview & History of Myanmar
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. It is very diverse ethnically, representing eight major national races and 135 sub-groups and tribes. Although the country is rich in natural resources, most of the people live in poverty or at subsistence levels. Two-thirds of its children are malnourished and the majority survive on less than $1/day. Inflation, political isolation, and the devastation of cyclone Nargis in 2008 combine to intensify the pressure on an already impoverished populace.
In Myanmar, the majority religion is Buddhism, representing more than 80% of the population. And although freedom of religion is technically granted by the constitution, many of the Christians experience persection from religious and political majorities. Authorities generally disallow the construction of new church buildings and also severly limit the importation of Christian literature. Buddhism is deeply entrenched in the majority ethnic groups, and most of the children are educated in monasteries. Only about 5% of the population is evangelical, of which almost all are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Pray for a greater openness to Christianity and a greater move of God's Spirit among the majority people groups.
Sources: Wikipedia, Joshua Project, and Operation World
About the project
Myanmar previously known as Burma, a country not known by many people but definitely not forgotten by God. In the beginning of 2017 God has given us an opportunity to serve here were over 90% of people are Buddhist. Since that time God showed us how much he cares and that he loves absolutely everyone on earth. Most people here have not heard about Christ, but by God’s grace we are able to share with them about the gift of salvation. During our ministry here God kept guiding us in his ways. He gave us the opportunity to visit villages, local families, and orphanages, have kid’s ministry in different locations, teach English Class, and much more. In a marvelous way we were able to purchase land for constructing an orphanage/missionary home. This gives each one of us an opportunity to be part of God’s plan by supporting in prayer and or financially. May God bless all of you and repay in 100 folds!
Mission & Agenda
1. Construction of Orphanage/Missionary Home
2. Village outreach
3. Local home visits
4. Missionary Home rental
5. Kids ministry
Orphanage Construction progress