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 devotion is strong in a culture that is against leaving Buddhism.  Pray that the Christians will be able to understand […]
Bhutan is a small kingdom in the eastern Himalaya Mountains above India.  The state religion is Buddhism.  Other religions are barely tolerated.  Proselytism is illegal, church buildings are not allowed, and Christians do not receive state benefits available to Buddhist, such as free education.  It is one of the least evangelized nations.  The New Testament has been translated into Dzongha, the national language, but the majority of indigenous languages have no Bible Scriptures.  There is shortwave radio as media, but that is about it.  The Jesus film is used around Bhutan and available in five languages. There is hope, and we have the promise from God that the whole world will be made known about His Son, Jesus.  Everyone will […]
Before leaving on my trip to Bangkok, Thailand, I asked God to show me His people while I was there (“I have many people in this city”).  Bangkok is a Buddhist city of 8.5 million people and less than 1% are Christian.  A couple of days into my trip, I wandered into this shop.  I had found the 1%. I asked the young Thai girl in the shop about the Jesus picture hanging on the top shelf.  With very broken English, she told me she was Christian. Wanting to know more, I asked her if she attended the Catholic church I saw down the street. She said no, she was Christian (probably indicating Protestant) and she gave the name of her church but I couldn’t understand.  […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.