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LAOS: Father Expels and Threatens Sons for Attending Church

LAOS: Father Expels and Threatens Sons for Attending Church

A teenager and his younger brother were kicked out of their home recently for attending church.

Chan and Huang were in a church service outside Vientiane on 24 May when their father burst in and began swearing at them. He told them to stop worshipping and go home. Members of the congregation prevented the boys’ father from hitting them, but he later cursed at them some more and threw them out of the house.

After the boys took refuge at the home of their pastor, their father continued to threaten them, even painting threats on the family home, saying, “I do not want to see you at all; heed this if you do not want to die!” The boys stayed with a VOM-supported evangelist for several weeks until their father demanded they return to help him plant rice. “He needed them to farm,” a VOM contact said. “If there was no rice, there would still be threats.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray the Lord will provide Chan and Huang with gracious words and courage to be His witnesses, even in in the midst of strained family relationships.
  • Ask God to protect Chan and Huang and pray for reconciliation between the boys and their father.
  • Pray that these boys will sense the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit, giving them a deep peace and joy.

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UGANDA: Unwilling to Forsake Christ

UGANDA: Unwilling to Forsake Christ

When Ssuubi became a believer, his wife and children were given to another man and he was fired from his job teaching Islam. Then his family tried to kill him.

Despite these difficulties, Ssuubi was determined to follow Christ, even when he felt the Lord leading him to go back and share the Gospel with his people.

Ssuubi was attacked, harassed, abused and beaten as he shared the Gospel door to door. And recently he was given poisoned fruit, which made him ill. When his family confronted him again, he told them, “Christ changed me and I cannot forsake Him for anything.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Thank the Lord for Ssuubi’s extraordinary boldness. Pray that in spite all he has endured; he will continue to trust in the Lord.
  • Pray that Ssuubi will fully recover from illness. Pray that God will renew in him a steadfast spirit (Psalm 51:10).
  • Ask God to bear much fruit from Ssuubi’s witness. Uphold Ssuubi’s family.

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