In Burmese culture, people take pictures of their deceased loved one lying in a casket as a way to honor that person. After I sent Doi the ASSIST News Article, BURMA: Chin State Government Orders Removal of Cross, Elder Prosecuted, she sent me two such pictures in a text message. I’ve debated showing them here. I always have this argument inside myself:
People in America don’t understand. Many WANT to understand. Show it.
People in America may feel slimed, not inspired to pray. Don’t show it.
So, I brought in the Peacemaker, and decided to show you the photographs that are sitting above the caskets, photos of beautiful young women of God who gave their lives to teach in a remote Christian school in Burma. I did get just the foreheads in there. Sorry! I hope that doesn’t offend anyone. Each picture is a tiny peek at the brutality of satan’s diabolical hatred of Christians.
Doi’s message to me was underneath the photos (in her text) and I created a map (below) to help people visualize how to pray. Bear in mind, this is my daughter’s report and not Hope’s journalistic, fact-checking style. Please read below the photos now.
Doi texted me:
“Our country has a big problem. The Burmese Military Army killed these two Christian volunteer teachers. They were raped and killed like animals. The Burmese military killed many of our innocent people. I cried and cried.
“The two teachers were in “Konghka” Village, about eight months ago this happened. In that night, they had the pastor’s daughter’s birthday party. They walked ten minutes away from the pastor’s house. They came home around 10:30 PM. It’s a very small town. Somebody later said that they heard somebody screaming, but they thought it was a husband and wife arguing. The next day, the students were waiting in the classroom ready for study, but the two teachers never showed up. They sent for the teachers, thinking they were still sleeping or forgot about class or something. The student called his teacher’s name but no one answered. He returned back with another woman, who lifted the blanket. That woman got a shock because blood was everywhere and the women were naked. The murderer raped them and hit the teachers’ heads with an axe. The UNFC and President Obama and many other countries pushed Burma’s president to investigate the murders. But the Burmese military never cares about our peoples. They hate Christians–they’ve become like Hitler.
“Please pray for this–whoever could pray for it, we appreciate that very very much. Thank you. May God bless you all.”
Stay tuned Thursday for another report from Doi.