The Karen people of Burma are the largest and oldest indigenous tribe in this country which is currently ruled by a ruthless military dictatorship. The Karen and other ethnic tribes are being systematically exterminated with the intent on seizing their tribal lands, which are rich in valuable minerals and other natural resources. About 50% of the ethnic minorities in Burma are Christians in a predominantly Buddhist society, and are oppressed and persecuted for their faith.
Michael Jones traveled to Southeast Asia with Patrick Klein of Vision Beyond Borders, a Christian relief ministry helping the Karen refugees who have escaped to Thailand. Watch this video which the team from Vision Beyond Borders (http://www.visionbeyondborders.org) made which documents the struggles, pain and strength of faith of the Christian Karens. The program features Kirk Cameron as host and narrator. Video Link.
May their story inspire us to go further in sharing the Gospel.