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Jailed Because of a Banana

Many village vendors in Asia sell food from small shops, stands, or carts. Recently a Buddhist vendor in Myanmar (Burma) sold a banana to a Christian customer. Then the authorities took the vendor to jail for three days and made him pay a fine!

The Buddhist village leaders don’t want Christians to live in their village. So they made a law that said no one could sell food or anything else to Christians. Every day they told the Christians, “You can have food if you become Buddhists.”

“This is not a game,” one Christian told the leaders. “We believe in Christ 100 percent, and we will die believing.”

What do you think happened to the banana vendor? He saw that the Buddhists were wrong, and he decided to follow Christ! He has asked another believer to teach him more about the Bible and to baptize him.

Note: The Voice of the Martyrs helps provide food for the Myanmar village Christians.

(Source: VOM sources. Edited for length and clarity)

Learn more about Buddhism here.
Learn more about Christians in Myanmar (Burma) from Bold Believers in Burma, available in the Downloads section.


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