Muslim Kaman people are between a rock and a hard place in their Myanmar homeland. As a Muslim people group in a hostile Buddhist land, they are persecuted to the point where many live in internally displaced persons camps (IDPC). A rape-murder led to revenge arson of Kaman houses and their removal to the camps, although some have re-settled in a commercial city. Because Kaman are Muslim, some in Myanmar’s parliament are calling for their destruction. Some are even married to members of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority. Most just want to go home and live in the peace they once had.
The politics of it all is the major obstacle because it nudges people to see through religious/political lenses.
At the same time, the political insecurity may open them to the gospel, which is not Muslim, Buddhist, or political. If Christ’s ambassadors can gain access to the IDP camps, they can reach out to these Muslims, showing them the compassion and love of our Savior. This can be an effective way of introducing them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the church will gain entry to minister within IDP camps and stand alongside the Kaman in their time of need. Pray that the stress of living in IDP camps and the anomie (anonymousness) of being in a new city will cause the Kaman to seek spiritual answers in Christ.
Pray that God's Spirit will use these situations to bring about a people movement to Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Kaman in Myanmar (Burma).
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|Persecution Rank||18 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Rakhine State Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamein|
Primary Language: Rakhine
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|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Rakhine|
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