The 112 Miracle
Before I tell you about the miracle, I want to share a visual below so you can have an understanding of the atrocities that have been and are taking place in Myanmar. (might be a little difficult to watch for very sensitive people)
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In February 2021, there was a military coup in Myanmar.
Over 2 million people have been displaced as the military has targeted their homes and villages by burning them and shooting the villagers as they fled on foot.
It is an ethnic cleansing, a modern-day genocide happening in real time.
For those who flee the violence at the hands of their government and come across the border into Thailand, the Thai government won't recognize them, so the refugees can't get jobs, go to school, get healthcare, and have no rights to public servants.
These refugees, including the children, usually become targets of drug traffickers or sex traffickers.
In May 2021, we partnered with a local church and built bamboo shelters to house around 65 people. The local church supported ministering to the needs of these families.
On December 24, 2021, the Thai army discovered these families we were serving, rounded them up, placed them in a military truck, drove them to the border, and they were taken across the river into Myanmar, where their military was waiting. The Myanmar military put them into trucks, drove them into the center of a village, hung some of the people, and lit the rest on fire inside the truck.
I saw the charred bodies of children.
The world is full of evil.
I'm still haunted by what I saw, but my burden wasn't for what I saw but for what was happening to the people made in the image of God, many of them Christians.
The burden compelled me not to give up trying to help.
In April, I had one of my Burmese pastors reach out to several tribal leaders in Thailand, and we created a team to strategize ways to practically minister to these refugees who have come to Thailand. They used their influence and resources, and before long, we made a network of ethnic tribe churches in different provinces throughout the northwestern portion of the country.
While I can't go into specifics, to date, these churches have assisted and ministered daily to nearly 400 people who have fled the genocide in Myanmar and come to Thailand. While 400 may not sound like a large number, just remember these hurt, wounded, broken people have all heard the gospel and have seen it lived out by believers.
That's not the best part of this.
I am unable to share details.
I can share that by God's grace and his people's generosity, we found a way to provide legal documents to 112 children. They will have a chance to attend school, get healthcare, and live in Christian children's homes throughout the country where they will be loved on, safe, have full bellies, have a community to support them, and have the gospel of grace ministered to them daily.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness. Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.