A Call for American Baptists to be in Prayer for People of Myanmar

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A Call for American Baptists to be in Prayer for People of Myanmar

February 10, 2021

American Baptists are encouraged to continue in prayer for the people of Myanmar and especially for the leaders and members of the Myanmar Baptist Convention, one of our historic partners in ministry. We ask that there be a stop to using violence, to look for and find peaceful ways and means to resolve conflict and to stop arbitrary detentions for the safety of the people participating in protests and Civil Disobedience movement, and for the survival of the country out of this crisis.

Dr. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary 
American Baptist Churches USA

 


February 2, 2021

As a follow-up to the call to prayer for the people of Myanmar (below), I have sent a letter to President Biden affirming their support for Burma’s democratic institutions, their urging of the military to honor the results of recent elections and adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and their calling for the release of the detained elected officials. I appreciate the assistance of Leslie Turley, area director for Southeast Asia and Japan with International Ministries; Florence Li, national coordinator of Asian Ministries with the American Baptist Home Mission Societies; Roy Medley, general secretary emeritus of American Baptist Churches USA; Zo Tum Hmung, executive director of the Chin Association of Maryland, Inc., and others in forming the letter. Please continue to pray for the people of Myanmar, our international missionary personnel and volunteers, and the Burmese Diaspora in the U.S. A link to a statement from the White House regarding this situation is included here.

Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods
Interim General Secretary
American Baptist Churches USA


February 1, 2021

With deep concerns for the unfolding political situation in Myanmar, we ask all American Baptists to pray for the people of Myanmar. Several elected leaders of Myanmar have been detained, including State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. We will share more information as we receive further updates.

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