Daily Topic for May 15, 2017

Revelation 21:18, NKJV
The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

Pray that the Rohingya Muslims in Houston will yearn for the One who can produce such beauty and splendor.

Rohingya Muslims in Houston, TX

by JS, guest writer from Global Gates

Just north of Houston’s Chinatown is a stretch of apartment complexes known as “Little Burma.” As you walk in the shade of the live oaks, you see women with bright yellow thanaka painted in swirls on their tanned faces, groups of teenagers and children in circles playing chinlone, and men in longyis lounging on the front steps. Within these apartment complexes dozens of households represent the outcast minorities of Myanmar such as the Chin, Karen, Kachin, and Shan. They have established a microcosm of their Myanmar homeland in Houston.
Among this group of refugees is one of the most unwanted peoples on earth, the Rohingya people. The Rohingyas are descendants of Bengalis who moved into Burma nearly 200 years ago under the British Raj. They are 100 percent Sunni Muslim, and they have been disenfranchised by the Buddhist military junta of Myanmar. They have been stripped of their citizenship, and denied education and health care in their homeland. Most of the world’s 1.7 million Rohingyas have fled Myanmar to settle elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. There are large refugee camps in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand. From these camps, approximately 50 Rohingya households have made their way to Houston’s “Little Burma” to establish new homes.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that Houston’s Rohingya, who are staunchly Islamic, have every chance to hear the gospel, so that those who are seeking the truth will find it.—JS, guest writer from Global Gates


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