Former Soldier Jailed for Christian Witness

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Many Americans have more than one Bible in our homes. But some communist countries, believers risk their lives to get a copy of God's word.

Former soldier Bounchan was imprisoned for his Christian witness in one Southeast Asia nation. Instead of food, what he wanted more than anything was a Bible.

He was imprisoned for his Christian witness in the communist nation. Prior to finding Christ, he served as a soldier and later as assistant district governor.

His job took him to Christian villages, where he became intrigued by the villagers worship. Eventually he became a believer and couldn't stop sharing his new-found faith.

"I went back to my home church and talked about God," he told Voice of the Martyrs during an interview. "Many people would come; they wanted to become Christians. Soon, the whole village would come."

The government, however, was not so receptive to his conversion and imprisoned him for 15 years.

But instead of food or freedom, what he wanted more than anything was to read the scriptures.

Click play to watch his story, courtesy of Voice of the Martyrs.

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