Out of God's Hands

To the Karen, they were deities. To the Thais, they were demons. But when they staggered down from the mountains of Burma at dusk last Tuesday, Johnny and Luther Htoo brought neither miracles nor M-16s, just Bibles in their rucksacks. The tiny teenage twins, leaders of the mysterious rebel force known as God's Army, approached a company of Thai soldiers and asked for sanctuary. Whisked to a police compound in the nearby town of Suan Pheung, they soon found themselves exchanging bewildered stares with Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai and a dozen of Thailand's top generals. As Chuan inspected his prizes, he...

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