From: Wallace Charles-CCW017 <Charles.Wallace@MOTOROLA.COM>
To: SEASIA-L@LIST.MSU.EDU <SEASIA-L@LIST.MSU.EDU>
Subject: God's Army
Date: Monday, May 01, 2000 10:03 AM
From Charles Wallace
1 may 2000
For some background on how Christianity got jump started among the Karen
people, under rather amazing circumstances, see the book "Eternity in their
Hearts", by Don Richardson. In this book, the story is told of how the Karen
people of Burma had a long standing prophecy (hundreds of years? More?)
amongst them that one day a white man carrying a black book would show them
the true way.
One day a missionary shows up with the Bible, and Whoosh!, a ton of them
become Christians (well, you'll have to read it yourself to get the real
detail). They basically told him they'd been expecting him.
As I understand it, this God's Army is a quasi-Christian thing, so this
book might help clarify it's development somewhat.