Colorado burma roundtable network cbrtn christian missions to se asia and colorado
Download
1 / 14

Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTN - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 411 Views
  • Updated On :

Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTN Christian Missions to SE Asia and Colorado. Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTN Christian Missions to SE Asia and Colorado. OVERVIEW Current situation in Burma Persecution of ethnic tribes: The Karen People What does CBRTN do to help?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTN' - Solomon


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Colorado burma roundtable network cbrtn christian missions to se asia and colorado l.jpg

Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTNChristian Missions to SE Asia and Colorado


Colorado burma roundtable network cbrtn christian missions to se asia and colorado2 l.jpg

Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTNChristian Missions to SE Asia and Colorado

  • OVERVIEW

  • Current situation in Burma

  • Persecution of ethnic tribes: The Karen People

  • What does CBRTN do to help?

  • What can you do to help?


Colorado burma roundtable network cbrtn christian missions to se asia and colorado3 l.jpg

Colorado Burma Roundtable Network: CBRTNChristian Missions to SE Asia and Colorado

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Isaiah 58: 6-9 (KJV)


Slide4 l.jpg

What is happening in Burma Today? - Military JuntaHouse arrest of - Aung San Suu Kyi since 1989Majority ‘Burmans’ terrorizing ethnic hilltribes – including the ‘Karen’Over 3,000 villages destroyed – internally displaced people (IDP’s) flee to camps in Thailand, live in jungle


Slide5 l.jpg

Reality of the situation inside BurmaGreat suffering – Karen and others used as ‘porters’; rape, torture, murder – commonMen used as human mine-clearersChildren and women are not spared


Slide6 l.jpg

Where are the IDP’s fleeing to?Thai authorities have established large refugee camps inside ThailandThere are many IDP camps inside Burma


Slide7 l.jpg

Amidst this suffering – joy, singing, happiness and love!Many (perhaps over 80%) of the Karen in camps are Christian: Missionary Adoniram Judson ~1814, RangoonKaren speak of the legend of ‘The Golden Book’ – that the white brother would bring to them…Bible Schools in the jungle


Slide8 l.jpg

What is being done to help those being persecuted?Organizations like the Free Burma Rangers document abuses inside Burma – at great danger to themselvesThe UN has been petitioned: Burma is blacklisted – it is the world’s #2 opium producerBurma Military expenditures: (2005 est. 40% GDP) [Burma Army ~500K men]; compared to 3% on healthcare


Slide9 l.jpg

Cyclone Nargis – junta refused the delivery of international aidAmidst the suffering caused by the Burma Army – cyclone Nargis impacted Karen and other Burmese tribesIrawaddy delta badly affected – many tens of thousands deadThousands still without basic supplies – disease will cause many more fatalities


Slide10 l.jpg

What does CBRTN do? international aidChristian Missions to SE Asia: support for Christian missionaries, delivering food, drugs, healthcare etc.Acts of Christian mercy to refugees here in USA: food, clothing, education, travel, advice etc.


Slide11 l.jpg

What does CBRTN do? - international aidhttp:\\www.cbrtn.org CBRTN is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizationIn the last 12 months we have provided ~$100,000 in aid and acts of mercy – without ANY overhead expenses!We are overtly Christian – and God is good!


How can you demonstrate christ s love to the karen how to get involved l.jpg

How can you demonstrate Christ’s love to the Karen? international aidHow to get involved?

  • There are many ways to help:

  • Adopt a Karen family – you will need training from the resettlement agencies

  • Assist with transportation, medical and food needs, educational needs here in Colorado (e.g. clothes, rice cookers, rice, food)

  • Commit to providing funds on a regular basis to meet needs as they arise – e.g. funds to transport IDP’s into a camp, assistance to missionaries in the field, etc.

  • Take a trip to Thailand and Burma with us

  • Commit to prayer on a regular basis

  • Commit to writing to your senator and other political leaders

  • As God leads you…the needs are great


Cbrtn thank you and may god bless you l.jpg

CBRTN: Thank You and May God Bless You international aid

Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.

Matthew 25:40


Cbrtn thank you and may god bless you14 l.jpg

CBRTN: Thank You and May God Bless You international aid

‘They call us a displaced people,

But praise God; we are not misplaced.

They say they see no hope for our future,

But praise God; our futures are as bright as the promises of God.

They say they see the life of our people is a misery,

But praise God; our life is a mystery.

For what they say is what they see,

And what they see is temporal.

But ours is eternal.

All because we put ourselves

In the hands of the God we trust.

Reverend Dr. Saw Simon

Mae La Refugee Camp


ad