VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary and the American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission are issuing a Call to Prayer for Myanmar starting in March 2021. American Baptists are invited to consider setting aside time(s) to lift up prayers for Myanmar individually or collectively, in the midst of the current sociopolitical situation in Myanmar. While there is no designated day, we highlight that the World Day of Prayer falls on Friday, March 5 this year.
The Burma Refugee Commission is a commission of the ABCUSA Board of General Ministries coordinated out of the ABCUSA Office of General Secretary. It includes representatives of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, International Ministries, the Regional Executive Ministers Council, Burmese Baptist Churches USA, Chin Baptist Churches USA, Chin Association of North America, Kachin Baptist Churches USA, Kachin American Baptist Association, and Karen Baptist Churches USA.
On a newly created “Burma Refugee Commission” webpage on the ABCUSA website, interested persons can find an introductory message from Interim General Secretary C. Jeff Woods, prayer requests and prayers, both written and recorded, information about the current sociopolitical situation in Myanmar, additional resources from the Burma Refugee Commission, and a contact form to connect with the Commission.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.