Eleven orphans in northern Laos are currently facing
pressure from the principal of their orphanage to stop attending church. If
they do not obey, the children may have to leave the orphanage, according to
After attending a local church and becoming a Christian, one
of the orphans shared the gospel with his peers. Soon, 10 other orphans turned
to Christ and began regularly attending church. When the principal heard of the
conversions, he told the children multiple times to stop attending church,
according to VOM contacts.
After pressuring the children with no results, the principal
called the group to his office on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. He told the children
they must stop attending church or face the consequences.
Seven of the orphans promised they would stop attending
church, but none of them have renounced their faith. The remaining four orphans
continue to attend church and refuse to bend under the pressure. Please pray
that God will protect these orphans, who depend entirely on government support.
Posted: September 12, 2011