NARRATOR: The military dictatorship of Burma attacks its own people, resulting in over 52 years of war, thousands dead, and millions displaced. These
are scenes of combat between the dictators' army and the resistance. The Burma Army attacks, burns, kills, tortures, rapes and enslaves its own people in its attempt to crush all opposition.
Pro-democracy Burman and ethnic groups try to protect their people and resist the attacks of the Burma Army. The are greatly outnumbered. The situation seems hopeless.
TEXT: The leader of the democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been released from house arrest, but thousands are still in prison and there has been
no meaningful change.
NARRATOR: These are flames ignited by the Burma military in their campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
TEXT: Villager being treated after stepping on a mine laid by the Burma Army after they burned his village.
TEXT: Massacre of 12 Karen displaced people who were found in their hiding place by the Burma Army.
TEXT: Villagers fleeing
TEXT: People hiding in the jungle after attacks by the Burma Army
NARRATOR: What is being done in the face of this evil?
TEXT: Free Burma Ranger pastor and medic trainee on relief mission inside Burma.
SINGING, SUBTITLES: "Let us try to find the miracles that the Lord showed us in the past. There are many fields of life laid before you."
NARRATOR: Relief teams of medics, pastors, and teachers go into the fighting areas to give spiritual and material help, hope, and love. The Free Burma
Rangers are an organization dedicated to spiritual and physical freedom for the people of Burma. They have conducted over 40 relief missions to the internally displaced people of Burma. They
also have trained other teams to do similar missions. The teams believe that the dictators of Burma can not stop people from loving and serving each other. They shine a light where there is
TEXT: Relief teams go on missions to the Internally Displaced People (IDP) of Burma
TEXT: Team brings supplies into an Internally Displaced People (IDP) hiding place
TEXT: Medical Care
TEXT: Sharing God's love
TEXT: Distributing educational supplies, Bibles, hymnals, tapes, tape players, solar panels, clothes and toys.
TEXT: FREE BURMA RANGERS Leadership and Relief Training
TEXT: Training Relief Teams
NARRATOR: Leadership and relief training is conducted by the Free Burma Rangers for other teams who desire to help their people. The teams are
given medical training, including surgery and delivery.
NARRATOR: They are trained in other needed skills such as mountaineering and river crossing, caring for their people, reporting, and more.
TEXT: Practicing medical skills
TEXT: Praying for the patient
TEXT: RELIEF MISSIONS Free Burma Rangers and other relief teams go to areas like Karen, Karenni, Shan, and Arakan States inside Burma
TEXT: Trained teams going in
TEXT: Passing through a burned village
TEXT: Children sifting through the ashes of their burned homes
TEXT: Burma Army mortar
MAN, SUBTITLES: "Three months ago I came here with the Free Burma Ranger team. We brought presents for the children donated by American children,
England children, and Canadian children. But this time all the children are gone."
TEXT: Relief team in Karen State
TEXT: Shan relief team in Shan State
TEXT: Moving to another Internally Displaced People (IDP) hiding place
TEXT: Team breakfast
TEXT: Clearing Burma Army land mines in Karenni State
TEXT: Porters tortured by the Burma Army
MAN: ... to sick to go on, and died here. This one had, looks like part of his face bashed in with a rifle. Also on their shins there were marks of
torture, up and down the shin.
TEXT: Burial service for the dead porters
TEXT: A church burned by the Burma Army
MAN, SUBTITLES: "We worry they will put the land mine. And maybe they will leave something that will hurt us. So we dare not to come back."
TEXT: This Karen manned describes how he lost his two children. They were burned alive by the Burma Army.
MAN, SUBTITLES: "I don't understand why they killed my children."
TEXT: Team reaches an IDP site.
TEXT: Karenni medic provides care
TEXT: This boy was shot and his grandmother killed during a recent massacre. He played dead and escaped when the Burma Army left the area.
TEXT: Sharing God's love
MAN: ... a new brother. So we'll pray for him, and we'll ask him to pray for us.
TEXT: Teams provide Bibles, education supplies, medicine, and other necessities for the internally displaced people of Burma
TEXT: Distributing medicine
TEXT: Human Rights interview
TEXT: The Good Life Club
TEXT: The Global Day of Prayer for Burma inside Burma
TEXT: IDP school children
TEXT: A church service in Karen State, Burma
TEXT: Burned rice barn
TEXT: Hiding from the Burma Army
TEXT: This lady was shot in the head by the Burma Army
MAN: And the bullet here, hit here, and it come out from here. And now she stays suffering from this gunshot.
TEXT: Fleeing home
TEXT: Team helping IDPs fleeing a forced relocation site
TEXT: Night medical clinic given by relief teams
TEXT: Worship services
TEXT: People stay as long as they can in the war zones, but sometimes it is impossible to stay...
TEXT: Team and IDPs try to find a away through Burma Army positions
TEXT: Trying to find a way to safety
TEXT: Praying for guidance to move past the Burma Army safely
TEXT: Waiting to pass by Burma Army positions
TEXT: Moving past Burma Army positions
TEXT: The team and IDPs make it to the border.
TEXT: Although they do not want to leave their homes, they have no choice.
TEXT: But for now these children are safe.
SINGING, SUBTITLES: "They need you and me... Show the world that the Lord is alive as He has ever been."
TEXT: Relief teams continue to bring help, hope and love in the war zones of Burma
TEXT: "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord" Zech. 4:6
TEXT: Thank you for your prayers and support
TEXT: If you would like to do more, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.prayforburma.org
TEXT: Donations can be sent to: Thai/Burma Mission c/o World-Aid 2442 N.W. Market St #434 Seattle, WA 98107 USA (206)784-7248 (fax: 206-784-1120) IRS
Tax Exempt Non-Profit Corporation EIN #94-3116991 (Make checks payable to World Aid and designate checks for Thai-Burma Mission)
TEXT: "Come Heal This Land" by Robin Mark 2001 Integrity Hosanna Music
[Contains Graphic Content] A ten-minute documentary introducing the conflict in Burma and outlining the training and operations of FBR relief teams, including testimonies from survivors of Burma Army attacks.
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armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons
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