The Myanmar military dropped the case against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, president of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar, who had been summoned to appear in court on September 9, 2019. Learn more in a news article published on September 9, here. It was “A special and significant answer to ABCUSA’s churches’ prayers and advocacy,” said ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer.
On Wednesday, September 4, American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer published a letter to American Baptists, inviting them to be in prayer for Kachin Baptist leader Dr. Samson that Sunday, September 8, prior to the expected September 9 Court date. Thank you for your prayers.
The lawsuit appeared to be in response to the appearance of Dr. Samson at the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Dr. Samson was one of those present during President Trump’s press conference highlighting those who have endured religious persecution.
See the full letter sent to American Baptists by Dr. Spitzer here.