June 5, 2008 · 3:27 pm
I saw Stallone’s Rambo movie, I think volume 3, where he goes to Burma. It was phenomenal. The film was about a former Vietnam commando living in Thailand who was approached by Christian missionaries desiring to make a difference in war-torn Burma. After persuading “Rambo” to take them over to Burma by boat, all hell breaks loose and the missionaries get a taste of reality when they meet the Burmese military junta.
Rambo and a group of mercenaries saved the day, but not before some intense combat that left nearly all the missionaries dead.
Great film. “Die for something or live for nothing!”
Paul F Davis – worldwide minister who has been to Burma several times
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May 25, 2008 · 3:16 am
Burma’s pro-democracy icon and Noble Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, will be conferred an honorary citizenship by the government of Canada.
I think it’s so cool Burma’s human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Laureate who has struggled selflessly for years for the liberation of her people, will be honored in such a way.
My wife is Canadian and I think that’s a first class move of solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma.
I’ve been to Burma several times ministering in various churches covertly and was disgusted with the level of governmental corruption I experienced. From the time you go through customs and cross the border, the greedy government is in your pocket making you exchange $300 USD in exchange for the FEC (federal worthless currency), which even the locals don’t want. Then to be of any value in Burma you must exchange the FECs for chat (the local currency), which you lose about 7% value upon immedite exchange. So basically the government beyond the visa immigration fees, wants another $21 upon arrival per person for themselves.
What makes my blood boil is the way you can’t travel freely throughout Burma. Nevertheless I went to several black out zones to preach the Good News of Christ to former University students (who couldn’t attend University for a while because the ignorant and fearful government had for some time shut the Universities down in an effort to practice mind control and a futile attempt to rid the land of democratic ideals from the West).
Laugh out loud at such governmental stupidity! Now the monks and people throughout Burma are rising up and boldly challenging the military junta – some even dying for their battle for freedom. The recent cyclone that devastated the country showed the heart of the governmental junta who withheld foreign assistance and aid for weeks, fearing they’d lose control over the people.
I pray God Almighty breaks the back of the enemy and causes the evil to bow before the good in Burma and be brought to justice swiftly before international tribunals for crimes against humanity. I pray corrupt governmental officials in China backing this brutal regime in Burma also be brought to justice.
Paul F Davis – international speaker, worldwide minister, peace activist for human rights, and author of several books including Poems That Propel The Planet
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