200 years later, Judson's mission still changing world
Most people would have written off Ko Than Byu as hopeless, but pioneer American missionary Adoniram Judson was different from most.
In early 19th-century jungles of Burma, Byu's neighbors wouldn't have been surprised to hear that the wild young man who left home at 15 had become a robber who claimed to have killed at least 30 people.
Byu, history records, eventually found himself in trouble and up for sale to pay a debt.
Byu's temper was considered so volatile that the Burmese Christian who bought him as a servant was glad to give Byu to Judson for the price of the debt....