These five men were arrested for holding a Christmas celebration.
These five men were arrested for holding a Christmas celebration.
Feb. 15, 2018 | Laos

Five Christians Detained for Celebrating "European" Religion

[359] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Detained Khmu Believers.

Five Khmu believers were arrested and fined for holding a Christmas celebration on Dec. 15. The Christians had received permission from village authorities, but district officials arrested them after learning they had invited a pastor from a neighboring village. The five believers were held in prison for a few nights and fined about $600 before being released. “Christians are still restricted in this district,” a local official told Radio Free Asia. “They are not allowed to teach from the Bible or to spread their religion to others, because Christianity is the religion of the Europeans and Americans.” A VOM field leader said the men have been arrested previously for sharing the gospel, but they refuse to stop their evangelical work despite warnings from authorities. Praise God for their boldness.

Write your own prayer for Detained Khmu Believers

  • Thank You, God, for the courage of our Khmu brothers. We are grateful that their love for You emboldens them to ignore the warnings of the government against sharing their faith. Protect them and their families, and lead them to many people whose heart are hungry to know the truth. Use them to build Your kingdom no matter what the consequences.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Dear Father, thank you for these believers, our brothers in Christ, who are standing firm for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Lord, please continue to uphold them by Your Righteous Right Hand! In Jesus Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Heavenly FATHER, how we praise YOU for the boldness YOU provided these Khmu believers. Thank YOU that they reflect CHRIST & encourage HIS body. May their love abound more & more in knowledge & depth of insight ... to YOUR glory & praise. May they keep their spiritual fervor, serving the LORD--joyfully, patiently, & faithfully, in JESUS' name, amen.
    Carol S - USA
  • We give you glory Lord for boldness in these Christains despite persecution may You hide them under Your pavillion in Jesus Might Name.
    Maryann T - Kenya
  • My Beloved Brothers, be not afraid truly Christ is with you. May your love for Christ overshadow any doubt or fears. Fulfill what God have given you birth to perform, glorify Christ in the earth. Remember the scriptures it speaks of Christ.
    Arthur H - USA
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear!
    Estelle S - USA
  • Dear merciful Father,
    Praise and glor to you for these brave inspirred Khmu believers who want to preach your word despite the local government restrictions. Please soften the hearts and minds of the authorities and the other local people causing them to want to hear about Christ and coming to know Him by these men. Protect them too In Jesus name AMEN
    Robert C - Canada
  • Lord Jesus strengthen and continue to give these men the courage to speak the truth. Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" Put your words in these men to renew the hearts and minds of those in their towns and localities to love, mercy and grace as found only in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    william j - USA
  • Loving Lord Jesus, please bring Your revelation to leaders in Laos that you are for all people. Bless these believers as they stand for You. In Jesus name. Amen
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father, bless your Khmu children for their faithfulness and obedience. May they continue to boldly share Your word, despite the risk of imprisonment. Reap a bountiful harvest for Your kingdom through them. Protect them and guide them in truth. In Yeshua's name, amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • Father bless these who defy their district in suppression of religion. May the true living word of God be spoken and heard to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Well they got praise you for these courageous young man who have given their lives to Christ. We plead for divines safety and boldness as they continue To spread an adulterated gospel of Jesus Christ. Open the hearts and minds Lord of all who hear that millions maybe won to Christ because of these courageous young men in Jesus name Amen!
    Jennie P - USA
  • Father, while we know the greed of this world that claims a "cause," we know there is no match for the cause of CHRIST that brings life! Thank you for these blessed saints and please protect them. Open the eyes of their accusers to the TRUTH found only in the gospel of CHRIST. Help them to see their sin and need for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, I thank You for their boldness (may we also have such boldness in You). Keep their faith fresh and alive. Strengthen them and comfort them and provide for all their needs.
    Yvonne S - USA
  • We do praise you for their boldness, God! We repent of the things that cause America and Christianity to have a bad name in Laos. Please show the people of Laos that your gospel is truly good news. Strengthen these men and their families to continue to be lights in a dark place.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord I pray we would be as bold as these Khmu believers! Lord thank you for their boldness and their testimony and for equipping them to share the gospel with all those they encounter despite the dangers they face! Lord I pray you would surround them with your angels and protect them all the days of their lives! I ask and pray this in Jesus name, amen.
    Amy R - USA
  • Dear Lord, please protect these Christians from those who would seek to harm them. Open the hearts of those who do not believe in Jesus. Let Your love flow through their hearts and teach them that You ARE love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father, thank You for these courageous followers of Jesus who offer others the hope of Jesus at great personal risk. May they continue to grow in faith and truth and let Jesus live through them so that many others will be saved. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Praise You Lord for the boldness You put in these men. May it continue to grow as they share YOu. Prepare the many hearts they will speak to & may many turn to YOu. Keep Your hand over them & keep this in mind for them, that You have never nor ever will forsake them. Speak to the hearts of the authorities & lead them to You in Jesus Name, Amen!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for the boldness of these men. Please give them discernment and humility as they live for you in a harsh environment.
    emily g - USA
  • Father, i thank You for the courage and boldness of these men; continue to give them the grace and strength that they need for future trials and tribulations that they will most likely face. Help them to pray for all those who persecute them and give them grace to show forth the love of Jesus to their enemies. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father, continue to strengthen the resolve of these young believers in Laos. Fill them with courage and wisdom. Use their bold witness in mighty ways to spread Your message to all within reach, including the authorities who arrested them.
    Brenda F - USA
  • Father God, we pray that You remember the Khmu believers who have been imprisoned for celebrating Christmas and the spreading of the Gospel. We give You the glory for the boldness that they have shown and pray that their act of boldness will open the door for others to be lead to Christ. Touch the hearts and minds of the authorities for Your Namesake.
    Everett T - USA
  • Praise you Lord for the zealousness of these men who refuse to be silenced. Let your Truth go forth freely from their mouths to all those who are hungry for you. Break down the dividing walls of hostility and breathe life into those who have not asked for you. Draw them to yourself; to beautiful You. Invade Laos with your love and Truth until all belie
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you protect and encourage these faithful believers. Bless them and provide for them so they can continue to spread the gospel.
    Joseph S - USA
  • Lord, thank you for these young men who, despite harassment and imprisonment, continue to be resolute in their commitment to You and Your work. Thank you for their passion for sharing the gospel. I pray you will bless them with strength, wisdom and resolve to push forward, spreading your name to those who do not know you or your word.
    Eileen C - USA
  • That these good souls are released and can worship freely.
    Christopher M - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faith and boldness of these men who hold fast to the Truth of Jesus and courageously share it. I pray for protection and perseverance as they seek You and share the Good News. I pray that the authorities would have softened hearts and come to know You personally.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please be with these believers as they seek to live a life dedicated to you in a place that does not recognize that your love and forgiveness are for all people, not just Europeans and Americans. Please keep them strong, bold and focused on you. Touch the hearts of those listening to their words about you.
    Sherry M - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the faithful witness of these believers. Encourage them to follow you and help them to continue to witness. Bless their testimony and give them the power of your presence. Amen
    Sharon B - USA
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