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Families in two villages have been asked to leave their homes and resettle elsewhere because they have turned to Christ. Village chief Keang Khean of north-central Laos has asked all Christians to leave immediately. Tensions are high in the village, which is located in Luang Prabang province, Laos.

Meanwhile, three families in the village of Sanam have been given official notice that they should leave, after experiencing two years of persecution. The 18 members of the Ser, Taam and Thong families had their identification papers confiscated last year.

A house church in the Hom district of Vientiane province has requested prayer. The congregation of 16 families have faced significant opposition from others in the village, including accusations that their worship creates disharmony. On one occasion, a police officer threatened them with violence unless they recanted their faith.

Source: Release International

  • Thank God for the resilience and courage of these Christian families who are risking everything to follow Christ. May many others be drawn to Christ as a result.
  • Pray for the officials who are demanding these believers leave their villages.