Most Laotians consider themselves Buddhist, but they generally practise a syncretistic version of Buddhism mixed with tribal animism. Christianity is viewed as an American religion or as a tool of the CIA to undermine the Laotian regime. Believers are persecuted by family members or village authorities who are concerned that Christians offend the spirits.

In February 2019, police destroyed a building that was being used as a house church in Boke province, in an attempt to eliminate their ‘Christian problem’.

In the year since the building’s destruction and subsequent rebuild, so many people have come to Christ that the church does not have room for them all. The church is extending the existing building, making it larger than before to accommodate all the new believers.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Praise God that He is not limited by man’s actions and that He brings good from opposition.
  • Pray for the leaders of this church that they will be led by the Spirit as they guide and teach so many new believers.
  • Pray too that those who formerly opposed this church may have an opportunity to hear the Gospel and put their trust in Christ.

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Sovereign Lord, we praise you that the evil, men and women do, is limited by your care, and indeed in this situation in Boke Province seems to have led indirectly to many conversions. We ask that as your Spirit convicts people of their sin and Christ’s righteousness and judgement that they might wholeheartedly turn to you in repentance and faith and be used to spread the Gospel to all those opposed to your Kingdom. Grant to the leaders of the Laotian Church a clear unadulterated vision of Christ and his majesty that they will be bold and wise and faithfully… Read more »