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

[374] 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

  • Show their neighbors and enemies that they are following the Way, the Truth and The Life; and, show them that there is no way to the Father but through You. Show them grace and love and help them forgive and show mercy, even to the worst of men. Make the lost and blind see and hear and be saved by your blood. Be glorified through these saints.
    Mark M - USA
  • Our Father I praise and thank You for these Khumu believers whom refuse to stop evangelise. You Truly are the Lord of Host and Your will will be done. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear God, please remind the believers that You are with them. Let your light shine in all places. Spread your Word. Move the hearts of officials to accept Christianity and You. Thy will be done. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please hear my prayer for these believers, that they might continue to be bold in their faith trusting all to you. Please continue to provide wisdom and resources for VOM workers in support of these believers so that they might harvest abundant fruit. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • Father let these believers do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Let their love abound in real knowledge and all discernment, so they may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; being filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Praise God for the boldness of these believers. May they continue to share the Light and the Love of Christ to the Nation. May they never be lacking zeal but always courageous knowing that all these tears will one day be wiped away and will be comforted at the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ. May their hope in Christ not fade in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father let these believers rejoice in You always. Let their gentle spirit be known to all men. Let them be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let their requests be made known to You. Let your peace, which surpasses all comprehension, guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, encourage and bless these 5 men. Release them and provide resources for them to cover their fines. Help them have great wisdom and joy from You. Help many more people come to know Jesus because of them. Convict the officials in their area to stop restricting Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father let these believers know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order to attain the resurrection from the dead. Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, let them press on toward the goal for the prize of Your upward call in Christ Jesus.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, bless this men who risk their lives to share the good news of Jesus. I pray you guide them and give them wisdom. I pray for those they share with, speak to their hearts. I pray you help them and their families, supply all their needs. Wrap your arms around them and their families. Pour out your Spirit, convict those who don't know you.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the boldness for these believers in Laos. Thank you that the light of the gospel cannot be put out. I pray Lord you would use these men and others like them to find the rest of your people in Laos, rescuing them from the deeds of wicked men and cause these men, whoever are yours, to turn to you and be saved. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father please let your children in Laos grow your Kingdom unhindered. Let them share you with others who are your children too and don't know you out of ignorance and fear from the government. Give the Khmu believers strength, unshakable faith, hope a peace. Jesus give them the tools and means to build your Churches to boldly proclaim your gospel.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father give these believers a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you, let the eyes of their hearts be enlightened, so they will know the hope of your calling, the riches of the glory of your inheritance in the saints, the surpassing greatness of your power toward those who believe. Rescue them from those who are disobedient.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord, help these Khmu believers to show that faith in Jesus is not a European religion, but a relationship with the One who created all those who live in Khmu. Open eyes, ears and hearts, that they may know and love you, and receive your forgiveness and eternal peace and life with You. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, when the last soul is saved.
    mark m - USA
  • God I thank You for the boldness of these Khmu believers. I pray that they would continue to serve You and grow closer to You. Please keep them safe and keep working in their hearts! Give them strength and boldness. I pray that the officials would come to know You as well.
    Rachel R - USA
  • 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
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