ICC Provides Educational Support in Myanmar
07/23/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In January 2019, Pastor U Tun Nu was abducted at gunpoint by the Arakan Army. As the months passed by, it was widely assumed that he was dead, but his wife continued praying faithfully for his return.
In his absence, Pastor U Tun Nu’s wife was left to care for their three young children as the family’s new breadwinner. Although she has a small piece of land, it was difficult to farm on the property due to the ongoing civil war in Myanmar. As a result, she was forced to rely on the generosity of her relatives in order to provide for her children.
In order to alleviate the financial burden on this family, ICC covered the educational fees for two of their children. According to the head of their boarding school, the two boys are doing well and he is expecting both of them to pass their exams.
Miraculously, after 14 months of detention, Pastor U Tun Nu was released by the Arakan Army on March 8, 2020. His return was an answer to countless prayers from his wife, despite the doubts from others that he was still alive. In the coming months, ICC will support this family as they recover from this traumatic ordeal through additional forms of assistance.
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