Myanmar - It is important that we never allow the priority on the news to take our thoughts and prayers away from those we love and care for. Please see below an account of tragedy from our dear friend Michael – you must trust us that the attached photographs we received were too harrowing for publication on any medium.
My dear friends, I am writing with a heavy heart to inform you about a tragic incident that occurred on January 7 in Kanaan village, my wife Lily's hometown. During a worship service at the church, we established in 1988, a jet fighter bombed the village unexpectedly. This resulted in the loss of 11 adults and 4 children, with 31 people sustaining injuries, some severely. The attack occurred without any apparent reason, and all the villagers affected were Christians. Approximately 10 houses were destroyed, and the community is mourning the tragic loss and injuries. The situation is dire, and people are seeking refuge in the jungles for safety. The ongoing intensity of the war is alarming, and there is an urgent need to assist those affected by providing food, temporary shelter, medicines, and other necessities. The war is going on across the country very badly. The war is causing widespread devastation across the country, and I earnestly request you to ask your friends to pray for Myanmar during these challenging times.