The Wa Army destroyed churches in the region in 2018.
The Wa Army destroyed churches in the region in 2018.
Jan. 23, 2020 | Myanmar

Army Official Arrested for Celebrating Christmas

[241] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Official Arrested.

A high-ranking army official was among three soldiers arrested for celebrating Christmas. Denpo knew that his employer, the United Wa State Army, had arrested many Christians, but he was determined to share the joy of Jesus’ birth with others at Christmas. He decorated his house and arranged to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 26, 2019, with two other soldiers under his command. In the middle of their worship service, some soldiers came in and arrested the three men. The two lower-ranking soldiers were held for two days before being released and fired from their positions, while Denpo remains in detention. “He is a strong believer, fearless in all matters of his faith and belief,” a VOM worker said. Denpo is a father of six, and the other two men also have families. Pray for all three families involved, and pray that Denpo will be a strong witness for the Lord while he is in prison.

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  • Dear God,I pray for the families of these.May you sustain them, especially since two of the officials don't have jobs now.Lord, thank you for Denpo's courage, and the three officials' determination to celebrate.May you protect and comfort Denpo in prison, and may his words be from you so that his captors may turn to you. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless the three soldiers and their families. The soldiers were arrested for celebrating Christmas. Enable Dempo, the highest ranking official, to witness his love for Jesus. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Free our fellow soldier in Christ and give him a promotion.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Lord thank you for Denpo boldness and dedication to you. help him continue to be a witness for you in prison. Bless Denpo to win many more souls to your kingdom Lord, and restore him back to his family. Father I pray that you open doors and bless all three of the men with new employment and better salary. Protect them Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Cassandra L - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we have been praying for the army in Myanmar for a long time. Thank You for the testimony of Denpo's salvation and faithful witnessing. Please allow him to receive encouragement in Detention. Give him continued boldness to seek and save the lost.
    Rachel R - USA
  • Father, I life these believers to Your throne of grace to meet their need, as only You can! I ask that You draw thsoe persecutors toYou that they will repent and turn to You, their only hope for salvation. Give Dmpo and other believers great courage and faith to stand strong in the midst of any persecution. May their faith sustain them! In Jesus name
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Lord, how awesome that Denpo my brother remains fearless in all matters of his faith! TY for putting that into his heart & may his faith grow into gold as it is refined in the fire. We lift up him, the other two soldiers, and their families. Would YOu minister grace, forgiveness & all they need at this time. We are believing for favor over Denpo IJN!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, help Denpo to endure his suffering in prison. Help him to remain strong and give him peace and hope. May he be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit each day and be a witness of Your love. Praying he may have opportunities to share the gospel with other prisoners and that his life will astonish his captors. Help his family and provide
    margaret m - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for the courage demonstrated by our brother Denpo and the two other believers. Thank You for releasing them. While Denpo is in detention use his testimony to bring others into the kingdom. Strengthen all three families involved, and others in their community. Use Denpo's courage to reach others who serve under him and know his faith
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the believers & families involved: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the believers be strong witnesses for Christ while in prison. Open the hearts of their opponents be made open to You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the believers affected: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the men be strong witnesses for You & be released soon. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Denpo, my brother in Christ. Give him strength while in prison. Cover him with Your wings. May he be a powerful witness! I pray he would be released. Be with his family in bthis difficult time. May those he witnessed to be inspired by his Faith and choose You.
    In Jesus'precious name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith of these believers. Give them wisdom on how to proceed in the future, and open the hearts of their neighbors and persecutors so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ and help these Christians.
    Betty A - USA
  • Please Lord please free Denpo and bless and comfort his family and his friends families. Please keep them all strong in the faith and I pray for an end to this horrible persecution for the believers in Myanmar. Please abundantly provide for them in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • I pray God gives him the strength he needs as prisoner and continue to grow in spirit , bless him with knowledge , Understanding and wisdom
    May your heart be overfilled with Gods love , compassion and forgiveness
    Kelly K - USA
  • I pray God gives him the strength he needs as prisoner and continue to grow in spirit , bless him with knowledge , Understanding and wisdom
    Kelly K - USA
  • Jesus, I pray that you will continue to strengthen Denpo and bring his witness into the very prison he is being held. May more people know about the birth, life and death of your son because of Denpo's persecution and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I pray that the other 2 men will find jobs to support their families.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord I pray for Denpo who was arrested at Christmas time because of his love for you. I pray that you would be with him and strengthen him and make him even more bold than ever for his faith in prison. Please be with his family and the families of the other two men also who were arrested. Make them a strong witness for the Lord. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father,

    We pray for Denpo and for his safety, his family and the two Soldiers. We pray for endurance, faithfulness and joy to abound for him, his family and his Soldiers. We pray for You to be a success in Denbo's life. In Jesus name, amen.
    Benjamin C - USA

  • Father God, please strengthen, encourage, support these men and their families, in their witness for you. May they have your light to share in the darkness around them. May your Spirit give them the words to share, and may you draw non- believers to yourself, through these men. Give them forgiveness, love for the people around them, in Jesus' name.
    Charlene P - USA
  • Father please provide for these families. May they draw closer to you as a result of this persecution. May they know that Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord God, please help Denpo and cause him to be released from prison. Please take care of all his familie's needs while he is in prison. Father, sustain him and give him a strong witness for you. Use this to bring many to faith in Jesus. I pray for the other men who are Christians, that you will strengthen them and bless them as well, Lord. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Luke 1 70 4. Holy Father, grant that Denpo would be delivered from the hand of his enemies, and serve you without fear in Holiness and righteousness. Thank you for his courage to use the Christmas celebration as a way of giving knowledge of your salvation by the remission of sins, showing them your tender Mercy and giving light to those in darkness
    Julie C - USA
  • Heavenly Father in Jesus Name release this officer who loves Jesus as you released Peter as you're no respecter of persons. Thak You Father in Jesus Name Amen.
    Michael H - USA
  • Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, I thank you for the gift of salvation, that you have revealed your goodness and your mercy, I thank you for Denpo and the two soldiers that decorated his home to celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord. May they stand strong for Jesus, bless these families, gracious God, lift them up on Eagles wings, Amen
    Daniel G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Christian families affected by these arrests: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the Christians remain strong witnesses as they await release & find favor. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord I lift up Denpo and the other two officials and their families to You. I pray that Denpo would remain strong in the faith and be a witness for Jesus in prison. I pray for a speedy release from prison and that all three families would rely on You for their strength and provision. In Jesus's Name, Amen
    Dara W - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for our brother's bold faith and for Your favor on his life even in prison. We ask You to anoint him strongly there, that he may see a great harvest. What the enemy has meant for evil, turn for good as You advance the kingdom through him. Father, provide for his family what they are separated, and may they feel Your peace as well.
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians affected by these arrests: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. May the arrested believers be strong witnesses for You & be freed soon. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father Thank You for Denpo and the two soldiers who boldly worshiped You on Christmas. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith and provide for all of their needs. Be with Denpo during his imprisonment; may he continue to witness for You and lead others to saving faith , in Jesus's precious name, Amen
    Linda G - USA
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