MYANMAR – Four Christians Escaped Ethnic Wa Militia in Northern Myanmar

International Christian Concern | Nov. 30, 2018

An ethnic Wa militia, in northern Myanmar has been forcibly recruiting young adults into joining them for the last few months. Yesterday, a Lahu Baptist leader announced that four more Bible school students who were forcibly recruited earlier managed to escape after two months.

This happened just after 17 male students, escaped making it to safety in the eastern Shan state of Kengtung, earlier this month. Reverend Lazarus, the general secretary of the Lahu Baptist Convention in Kyaing Tong said that all 21 of the students are now safe, receiving medical care, and are given food.

Reverend Lazarus, shared that the recent four who came to safety had a lot of issues when they initially arrived, stating that they were suffering from psychological problems, but he stated that now “they are coping with it as they now feel safe taking refuge in the church.”

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