VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/28/22)—American Baptist Churches USA and the American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission are issuing a Call to Prayer for Burma (Myanmar) for a special prayer service at 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 1. This prayer service is being held to observe the anniversary of the military coup in Burma. American Baptists and mission partners are invited to join together as we set aside one hour to lift up prayers for Burma via Zoom.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the Military coup in Burma (Myanmar). Since February 1, 2021, because of the military takeover, nearly 1500 civilians and civil leaders have been killed, 9000 have been arrested or sentenced and 450,000 have become internally displaced persons. In addition to this, many churches from various religious backgrounds, including Baptist churches with deep mission ties to our American Baptist churches, were burned. As COVID raged during this time of turmoil, thousands of people have contracted COVID and needed humanitarian and medical aid. In the midst of this crisis in Myanmar, many groups, including the ABC Burma Refugee Commission, have worked together in advocacy for democracy and human rights.
Remembering the cost, we hear God’s call to intercede for those who continue to suffer. All are invited to join and unite our hearts in prayer. Please share the registration link below with your church and mission partners.
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.
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.