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Pray for Khmu Believers

Laos

A group of 20 Khmu families have faced severe persecution over the past 10 years, and many are faltering in their faith. After helping build a new church in May 2004, three church leaders were arrested, and district authorities burned the church in an attempt to stamp out the "foreign" faith. Recently, church members attending a VOM-sponsored discipleship training event told VOM contacts that one of the church leaders had died in prison after being denied food for two weeks. Eight of the families became so discouraged by the harassment that they renounced their faith. The 54 believers from the remaining 12 families continue to face hardships. Lek, 17, dropped out of school because his parents cannot pay his school fees, and some of his friends have tried to discourage his Christian faith. His 19-year-old sister, Ong, is in her last two years of secondary school said she wants to go to Bible school because "There is no next generation of leadership for the church."

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