Members of the Wa Army destroyed churches and removed crosses in a cleansing last fall.
Members of the Wa Army destroyed churches and removed crosses in a cleansing last fall.
May 16, 2019 • Myanmar

Christian Workers Remain Imprisoned Under Wa State Army

In October 2018, the United Wa State Army, an ethnic army operating in far eastern Myanmar, began closing churches and arresting Christians, including about 100 front-line workers affiliated with VOM. Although most have since been released, a VOM partner recently reported that seven of the front-line workers are still in prison. The Central Authority has ordered their release, but lower officials refuse to release them unless they agree to stop sharing the gospel. The seven believers refuse to do this. “There is a great need of earnest prayer for them,” the VOM partner said.

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