Official Country Name:Myanmar
Government:unitary assembly-independent republic
Religious Demographics:Buddhist: ±80%, Christian: ±9%, Evangelical: ±5%, Unevangelized: ±40%
Number of Evangelicals
A Church Resting in the Peace of Christ
Myanmar, the largest country, geographically, in mainland Southeast Asia, is wedged in between India and Thailand and is home to to nearly 55 million people.
As the location of one of the world's longest lasting civil war, many Christians in Myanmar have rarely experienced religion outside of civil and political strife. As of early 2021, the nation is under martial law as a result of a military coup, which is affecting evangelical ministries both in and outside of Myanmar. In the midst of civil war and military strife, the Burmese church has truly had to lean into the peace that only Christ offers, which surpasses understanding. With a church history that dates back to the early 16th century, Myanmar, which was previously called Burma, was first exposed to Roman Catholicism. Adonriam Judson was a young North American Baptist preacher who brought the evangelical church to Burma, and he established the first Mission of American Baptists, that focused on evangelism and Bible translation. Centuries later, this focus is still prevalent in Myanmar, which is currently home to over 2.5 million evangelicals!