Myanmar is surrounded by India, China and Thailand. It is very diverse ethnically, with eight major national races, 135 sub-groups and tribes, and many more smaller tribes and language groups.  Even though the land is richly blessed with teak forests, fertile soil, precious gems and minerals and offshore oil, most people live in poverty surviving on less than $1 day.  It is largely a Buddhist country, with the church having great suffering and repression.  Even so, there is growth in the church and openness of the Monks to learn about Jesus.  However, Buddhism incorporates a lot of superstition and their […]
Mozambique is located in the southeast corner of the African continent, across from the island of Madagascar.  It is one of the poorest countries in the world, resulting from years of colonial predation, Marxist government, guerrilla warfare, civil war and natural disasters, famine, floods and AIDS.  They are heavily dependent on foreign aid. Between 1975 and 1982 the extreme Marxist government attempted to root out Christianity.  The country has certainly seen the effect of this attempt.  Since then, there has been religious freedom and the country is growing in their Christian faith and have enjoyed peace after years of war.  They […]