This group of believers was also arrested by the Wa State Army. Before they were released, their captors shaved their heads.
This group of believers was also arrested by the Wa State Army. Before they were released, their captors shaved their heads.
Feb 06, 2020 • Myanmar

Christians Arrested on Way to Christmas Service

Members of the United Wa State Army, a Marxist-influenced militia that controls territory near Myanmar’s eastern border with China, arrested 24 Christians as they made their way to a Christmas service on Dec. 24, 2019. The Christians were traveling to a nearby village to celebrate with other believers because they were not allowed to have a Christmas celebration in their own town. “They were all arrested on grounds of being Christians and for planning to go to a worship service on Christmas day,” said a VOM worker in the region. The believers were held for two days before being released. Thank God for the believers’ determination to celebrate Christmas even though they were not allowed to do so in their own town. Pray that Christians in the region will overcome fear.

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