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Project: Motorbike for Sri

Sri travels up to three hours from Jambi City in Indonesia to many of his mission villages where he ministers to established congregations and shares the Gospel from door to door. Last year, VOM Australia stepped in to provide Sri with a motorbike to make

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Christian Persecution in Communist Laos

Linh, a committed Christian, and her husband travel five hours by motorcycle to take the Gospel to a village known as a “Communist hero village”, once home to several soldiers who died fighting against the United States in the Vietnam War. The villagers take great

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LAOS: Villagers Accept Christ

A village leader and his wife placed their faith in Christ recently after experiencing the love of some local Christians. The village leader had visited a local spirit priest seeking healing for his wife, who had been suffering from a serious illness. After doing everything

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LAOS: New Law Further Restricts Front-line Workers

Under a new law, all religious activity in Laos must be approved by multiple government offices. Approval is rarely, if ever, given. This means the work of VOM-supported front-line workers and other evangelists would be considered illegal. The law is supposed to apply to people

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Projects for Persecuted Christians: COMMUNIST WORLD

Total expenses for Projects Communist World = $427,184 Making an impact in the lives of persecuted believers in restricted nations is first and foremost in our minds, to provide with your partnership, the tools to equip them for ministry. Owing to the sensitivity of our

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LAOS: Four Believers Arrested for Leading Others to Jesus

Four Christians were arrested recently after 16 villagers came to know Christ as a result of their teaching. The Christians were from a community that VOM helped two years ago when they were evicted from their village for refusing to give up their faith. They

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LAOS: Christians Released

Six Christians in Laos who spent more than a month in jail for celebrating Christmas have now been set free. The Christians in Vientiane province were taken into custody because they had not sought official permission to hold a Christmas celebration. Most were ethnic Hmong

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LAOS: Rejected for Christ Part 3 – PHILIP

Villagers in remote parts of Laos are paying a heavy price for following Christ. Some are just teenagers. Philip walked two hours to another village to hear the Gospel. Just three weeks after he returned home, as a new believer, the police paid him a

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Laos: Extreme Decree

The ominous red seal at the bottom of the page bore the insignia of the district Communist office for that area of Laos. For local Christians, the words were even more ominous. “If any person, any tribe, any family is deceived to believe in other

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LAOS: Standing for God at Christmas

Late last week, a local church from a small village in Laos was about to conduct a Christmas service when the police arrived. The police were claiming the church did not have the necessary permission or paperwork, and they were there to shut down the

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LAOS: Praise God for the Release of Four Men

Four Christian men arrested over the past two months were recently released from jail. The first believer to be arrested, ‘Sanyahak’ (pictured) was detained in early October after 40 people came to know Christ through his witness. The three other men were later arrested, amid

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LAOS: Church Leader Imprisoned

We have a request for urgent prayer! On 2 October two high-profile members of the Ministry of Defence together with other local authorities, arrested a church leader in Laos. The reason given for the arrest is because the church leader believes in Jesus and is

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Rejoicing Behind Prison Bars

I remember interviewing two ex-prisoners in Laos who were arrested and imprisoned for sharing the Gospel. Their treatment was severe, they were beaten then left in a small, dark prison cell, with stocks binding their ankles. Part of their punishment was to deprive them of

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Why Bibles Plus?

Our 2016 Bibles Plus campaign reached believers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, India and Nigeria. Our national contacts distributed these packs, including a Bible in the local language, as well as assorted products tailored to meet specific needs for each country. People want God’s

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Where The Front Line Begins

When it comes to sharing the Gospel in hostile and restricted nations, front line workers must use wisdom and creativity. In Laos, travelling evangelists distribute VOM-provided radios to people in remote villages so they can listen to Christian broadcasts from a neighbouring country — and

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Laos: I’m Willing to Die

Her husband was the village police chief, the man responsible to make sure no more people in the village became Christians. And now she had chosen to follow Christ! Her husband pressured her to renounce her faith; then he beat her. Then he threatened her

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LAOS: Believer Evicted from His Village

A man who was imprisoned for converting to Christianity has now been evicted from his village in Laos for refusing to renounce his faith. Earlier this year, Bounyang and his family came to faith in Christ after experiencing a healing in their family following prayer

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