On 2 April 2011, KNPP FBR Karenni team member Khu Neh Reh died of wounds sustained from a landmine explosion. Neh Reh had been treating patients at Tee Lon village just prior to the explosion. The mine had been found by security and brought back for further inspection when it unexpectedly detonated. Two Karenni Army (KA of the KNPP -Karenni pro-democracy resistance) soldiers were killed immediately, while Neh Reh died of his wounds the next day.
|FBR Karenni team member Khu Neh Reh, killed by landmine.|
Neh Reh was trained by FBR in 2006 as a video camera man and later also received medical training. He died while serving his people in the front lines of Karenni State, Burma. We love him and will miss him, and pray for his family and his team. At the same time, we are inspired by his life; we trust that God holds all things most precious in His eternal hands, and believe that Neh Reh’s sacrifice, and the love he showed his people, is not in vain. Please pray with us, for Neh Reh, his family, and his team – and for all of us, that we might be led by the same love that conquers fear, and that is eternal. We extend our love and sorrow to Neh Reh’s family and to the KNPP and are grateful for the honor that we had in knowing and working with him. Neh Reh gave his life for freedom and for love. We are reminded of Jesus’ words, “Greater love has no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends.”
May God bless you all,
The Free Burma Rangers