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LAOS: Destroyed House Church Now Larger than Before

LAOS: Destroyed House Church Now Larger than Before

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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MYANMAR: Pray for the Family of Murdered Christian

MYANMAR: Pray for the Family of Murdered Christian

‘Than’ a 37-year-old Christian father of five, was brutally murdered by unknown attackers recently. His wife, Aung, discovered his body on the side of the road, covered in blood, as she returned from collecting firewood for cooking.

Than’s killers had slit his wrists, stabbed him in the chest and beat him severely.

In early 2017, a villager known to hate Christians told Than’s family that it wasn’t wise for them to live in the animist village. And about a month before his murder, several members of the Palaung Army had visited the village several times and questioned villagers. The soldiers tried to get Than to buy drugs for them, but he refused.

The family has been shunned ever since Than and Aung accepted Christ and were baptised in 2008.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that God will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Than’s family and that they will remain firm in their faith.
  • Ask God to use this tragedy to draw many to Himself; may he also encourage the faith of other believers in the area who face opposition.
  • Pray for the perpetrators, ask the Lord to remove the violence and hatred from their hearts and pour a new Spirit into them.