A worship service in Myanmar
A pastor in Wa state served two months of hard labor in a prison camp recently after religious authorities noticed an increasing number of people converting to Christianity.
Pastor Sam often accompanied his wife to market days in the area, where she sold fresh fruit and vegetables and they both took the opportunity to share the gospel with those they met. In time, however, authorities noticed more people turning to Christ and decided to arrest the pastor. Although he fled before they were able to arrest him, authorities instead arrested his wife and burned their entire stock of Bibles. When the pastor heard that his wife was in custody, he returned to take her place in prison, serving two months before his release. According to VOM contacts, the situation in the region of Wa state is very difficult for Christians right now.