In February, a Christian man named Nin died, leaving behind two daughters, Neung and Nom, and a son, Ram.
Since 2009, the three teenagers have also lost their mother, a sister and their grandmother, all of whom were believers.
After Nin’s death, the teenagers’ uncle blamed the deaths on the family’s belief in God. He and his wife offered to care for the three teens if they rejected their faith. The teens refused, saying they could never reject Jesus.
Angered by their decision, their uncle refused to care for them. Nom, 16, and Ram, 13, have moved in with their pastor’s family.
Their elder sister, Neung, has graduated high school and lives on her own.
In Laos, 60 percent of Laotians consider themselves to be Buddhists. Most believers are persecuted by family members or village authorities who are concerned that Christians offend the spirits, and who also face the pressure of a communist government. Christians in Laos are commonly denied medical treatment as well as educational and other social services.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray that the three teenagers will have the support they need as they come to terms with the loss of their father.
- Pray for blessing and provision over their pastor and his family who have opened their home to Nom and Ram.
- Pray that the teenagers will remain firm in their faith, and that this testimony of hope will lead their uncle and aunt to Jesus.