Please Pray for Judah

October 3, 2007 — Leave a comment

My heart is aching for my friend Judah.

He and his family are faithfully serving the Lord in Myanmar in a village just outside of Yangon. Yangon has become the latest target in a government crackdown on a pro-democracy movement.

This morning reports:

Soldiers announced they were hunting pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday and the top U.S. diplomat in the country said that military police were pulling people out of their homes during the night. Military vehicles patrolled the streets before dawn with loudspeakers blaring, “We have photographs. We are going to make arrests!” Shari Villarosa, the acting U.S. ambassador in Myanmar, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press in Bangkok that people in Yangon were terrified. “From what we understand, military police … are traveling around the city in the middle of the night, going into homes and picking up people,” she said.

Judah stayed with me and my family for a weekend last March. My wife and I have known Judah for many years, so we were excited to introduce him to our children. He is a humble, soft-spoke, and gentle man, but he is also a mighty warrior for the Lord.

Judah sent an email to a mutual friend a couple of days before the government shut down the internet. Judah writes, As you hear from the world news, our country is in unrest situation and we are afraid a lot. But God protects us in His care and love and we are saved. Please pray for our country that the problem would be solved peacefully.

Let’s honor his request and pray for Judah and his family.

Please share this request with as many people as possible.

(btw: Forgive my paranoia, but, in light of the work that Judah is doing and the violent steps his government is taking to control this uprising, I’m not using his full name.)


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