Excerpt:Â When cyclone Nargis struck in early May, the forgotten country of Myanmar was thrust into the worldâ€™s media spotlight. The images of destruction and desolation which filled our TV screens are not easily forgotten. But there is a story which never hit the headlines.
A story of suffering, injustice and persecution.
Itâ€™s the story of Myanmarâ€™s tribal Christians.
Pastor Henry is one of them. A courageous servant of God, he recently left his village and made a risky border-crossing into a neighboring country. There he was met by an Open Doors team, who took time to encourage and pray with Henryâ€”and to ask him about the suffering of believers inside Myanmar today.
â€œWhat kind of persecution do you want to know about?â€ asked Pastor Henry, almost in tears. Speaking softly, Henry began. â€œIn February this year, I visited a village of the Pi tribe,â€ he shared. â€œWhile I was preaching in one of the house churches, drunkards came and beat me up.â€