Dave Eubank of the Free Burma Rangers issued a clarion name for folks across the globe to assist these captured, tortured, and fleeing the Burma military.
“The ethnic folks within the mountains, although chased from their houses, additionally refuse to surrender and proceed loving and serving to one another,” Eubank wrote in an electronic mail replace. “Our groups and different teams transfer amongst the ethnic folks giving medical and meals assist and being with them in love. The Burma army is extra highly effective than anybody right here however we consider God is extra highly effective and is giving us methods to assist.”
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Eubank additionally outlined three particular methods folks can assist:
Reduction for the displaced. We’re offering fast meals, medical and shelter reduction to ethnic people who find themselves beneath assault and hiding within the mountains.
Assist for individuals who have left the cities and need to be educated to return and assist their folks. We assist present meals, shelter, and medical and communication coaching to allow them to return and assist their folks stand for freedom and survive. We inform them a very powerful factor we have now realized is to like God, love one another and never quit. We share about how Jesus has helped us to not take revenge however to behave in love and hold going.
Assist for escape. We’re additionally serving to people who find themselves focused for loss of life by the regime and whose solely alternative is to flee.
Eubank added that before everything they require prayer for his or her crew.
“We have now been requested throughout this disaster in Burma how folks can assist extra and what the wants are. First, we want prayer that we do God’s work God’s means, and that extra assist comes,” Eubank wrote.
He went on to offer particular prices for the wants outlined above:
1) Reduction for the displaced: now in northern Karen State alone there are over 20,000 folks in hiding. The price of rice to feed a household for one month, a tarp to shelter them, and medication for medical care is about $100 per household. To present rice alone to twenty,000 folks for 3 months is $730,000, to present an thought of the size of this want.
2) Assist for individuals who have come to the ethnic areas and wish coaching on the way to assist their folks. We’ll share our testimonies of what Jesus has completed for us and supply medical and data coaching for these folks. It prices about $10,000 to coach 50 folks for a two to three-week course and $5,000 to assist them with provides and tools. And in locations the place there are roads, we want vehicles and bikes for transportation, $30,000 per four-wheel-drive truck and $1,500 per bike.
3) Assist for escape. To assist folks escape and organize all the assorted transport and communications prices between $300- $1,000 per escape. It prices $1,500 for a satellite tv for pc telephone and we want 20 telephones.
Eubank went on to stipulate actions he’d prefer to see the worldwide group assist push for in Burma. Humanitarian help, political recognition of the ethnic teams, and assist of the motion for a democratic and federal authorities between ethnic teams. Eubank additionally mentioned he’d prefer to see “safety for folks beneath assault from Burma army and police” in each cities and ethnic areas.
Secure areas the place folks focused by the federal government can go to hunt refuge. A no-fly zone over ethnic areas of Burma was additionally on his checklist.
Firstly, nonetheless, Eubank requested for “prayers, love, and assist.”
In case you’d like to assist Eubank and Free Burma Rangers of their quest to assist persecuted peoples in Burma, go to their web site by clicking HERE.
For extra background on the present state of affairs, see this CBN interview with Eubank again in September 2020.