This 27-year-old woman refused to renounce Christ in spite of the threat of going to prison.
This 27-year-old woman refused to renounce Christ in spite of the threat of going to prison.
Dec. 31, 2020 | Laos

Permission to Follow Christ Denied

[210] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Wat and his wife.

When Wat and his wife wanted to accept Christ, the front-line worker who shared the gospel with them was afraid. He knew their village head was a tough man. So he advised them to ask for permission first. The couple asked for permission, but the village head did not give it. They accepted Christ anyway. When the village head found out, he called the couple to a meeting, where he told them, “If you do not listen, I will put cuffs on both of you and throw you in prison!” The couple answered, “How can we stop? We promised the Lord that we will not throw our faith away. Whatever circumstances come, we will not stop.” So far, the village head has not followed through on his threat. “There are many in the village who want to become Christians, but they are afraid of the village head,” a VOM partner wrote. “Do keep them in your prayers.”

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  • Father God, thank you for the faith and testimony of Wat and his wife. Please protect them and provide for their needs. I pray for the village head, that you would draw him into the kingdom of heaven through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please let the gospel go out all through Laos and draw many to faith in Jesus. I pray that the name of Jesus will be e
    Julia F - USA
  • In the name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we bring Wat and family before You. We adore You for their faithfulness. We ask for provision for them, love of the King for them, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we pray for blessings and spiritual growth and fruit for this faithful couple. We ask for this leader through Your Spirit to be drawn to the Lord in time. May he see their love and peace and joy and hunger for forgiveness and righteousness. Confuse the spirit of fear over the villagers and may they step out to faith regardless. Keep them
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, I pray for Wat and his wife. Thank you that they stood firm in their commitment to a keep strong in their faith despite threat of persecution. Continue to protect them from the village head. May they be a witness to him that he too will desire to give his life to Christ. And for all those who fear him, help them to submit to You.
    Betty D - USA
  • I praise you for the steadfastness off Wat and his wife. Let steadfastness have its full effect on then that they may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing. Shine your light of who you truly are to the head of this village that many will come to you. Blessings, grace and protection for the front line worker who shared the gospel to continue on.
    Lori R - USA
  • LORD Most High, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. Please frustrate the work of this village head. Draw him to Your throne. Lavish courage, wisdom and love to this husband and wife desiring to follow You. Draw many more to you. All For Your Glory!
    Joe R - USA
  • Loving Lord, we pray for Wat and his wife and all others wanting to convert to Christianity. Bring dreams and visions of you to the village head so he will not persecute them and others wanting to come to you. May they all come to know you as the Way, the Truth and the Life. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Lord God, please protect this couple from harrassment and persecution, as they quietly live their faith. Keep them courageous, and let their example shine like a light in the darkness.
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Dear God,
    What a commitment this couple has shown! I praise You also for the wisdom of the front-line worker in attempting to maintain their peace and safety. Please use their witness to share the gospel to many, and I pray that the village head may see their work and find Christ also for himself. Amen.
    Valerie C - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Wat and his wife in Laos to have the courage to stand strong in their faith. Thank you for giving them the boldness to accept you as their Lord and Savior. Please turn the heart of that village head towards you and soften him. I pray that your word will go forth in Wat's village and that the devil will have no power of new believers.
    Nadja P - USA
  • Father I pray in Jesus Name for Wat & his wife to have continued strength & courage as they stand firmly for their faith in their Lord & Savior, Jesus. I pray that the hunger of other villagers for salvation will give them the strength to also receive Christ as their Savior despite the costs. I pray that the village leader will repent & be saved. Amen
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father thank you for the work that you have begun in this village through Wat and his wife. Fill them with your spirit and give them wisdom and divine direction as the live out their lives as a witness and testimony of you love and forgiveness. Draw the heart of the village head as he witness you power in their lives. In the name of Jesus. Amen
    Veverly H - USA
  • Abba Father, I am agreeing in prayer with my brothers & sisters in Christ for this young couple. Continue to strengthen & increase their faith, boldness & courage to follow You & to introduce others to Your Son our Savior. Protect their health & strength, fill them with Your peace & joy that they may be a light in their village. All praise & glory to Y
    Ellen K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that you please bind the enemy from preventing these souls from accepting you. LORD, No man is greater nor spirit is more powerful than you. Lord please give the village head the eyes to see & ears to hear your wonderous words, draw them to you as you did with Wat & his wife help them to be a witness. in Jesus name amen
    Diana C - USA
  • Father, first strengthen these new converts. Wrap your arms around them, let them feel your strength flow over them. Give them boldness, guide them in how they share your Word and the right words to speak. I pray for this village head, deal with this heart, soften it, open his eyes. I pray for the other villagers, let them see your great worth.
    polly c - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray specifically for the Village Head. I pray that his heart will be receptive to the Good News of God With Us. That the Holy Spirit will open his heart to Jesus. I pray for Wat, and his wife, and their protection. Give them courage to remain faithful to You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Heavenly Father we bring before You Wat and his wife. We thank You for their commitment to You and their new found faith. The devil truly attacks the new believers and it appears as if this case is not any different. Since the village head has not yet followed through on his threats, please soften his heart to also accept the gospel! But God... Amen
    Donna H - USA
  • Thank You, Lord, for our faithful brother and sister, who have chosen this stand despite the difficulties they may face. I ask You to continue to strengthen them and to remove all fear as they daily seek Your plans and purposes for their lives. Strengthen also those who disciple them; grant the other seekers in this village courage to surrender to You.
    Gina A - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Wat and his wife and their boldness in following Christ despite not having permission from the village head. May their faith grow each day. Thank You that they have not been imprisoned and thank You for those who want to accept Jesus. I pray that they will grow closer to You and overcome their fear of the village head.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Wat and wife, I admire your courage, and I recognize that I am not under the same circumstances as you, that is why I ask our Father, to continue giving you power translated into courage, as well as provision for all your needs, but above all a testimony for those who will believe in the name of Christ, because of your conduct.
    Daniel F - Mexico
  • Lord, may Your will be done in Laos! I pray that the village head has a "road to Damascus" experience and turns his heart and soul over to You. I pray a peaceful resolution is achieved in this village and this couple is allowed to worship freely. So many are being persecuted for their faith, I pray for all. In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Father in heaven, please make away for a Wat and the whole village.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jeshua, the God Who saves, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Wat and wife and other believers. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, we pray for help and strength and encouragement for Wat and his wife and others who are facing persecution. We give thanks for their testimony, and we pray for their safety and that the plots against them will end and that the heart of the persecutor will be turned to see the Truth, and that many in the village will turn to You. In Jesus' name.
    Mike S - Japan
  • Dear Father, I pray for Wat and his wife, that they would continue to be courageous, despite the threats from their village leader. Father, I pray for the young woman in the photo. Please help her. Please cause her to sense Your presence and Your love. Lord Jesus, I pray for Your church in Laos. May Your Spirit move, drawing Your redeemed to faith.
    Jane C - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I continue to ask that You will save the village leaders in Laos as You so gloriously did 3 years ago. Shine Your Light in this place, and brightly in the lives of this couple to lead many to You. Divide the truth from the lie in the laws and customs of this land. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Wat & his wife: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the village head to repentance. Free people from the fear of becoming Christians. May they place their faith in Jesus. Thank You for Wat & his wife! In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord we pray for this village head leader. We pray that he will come to know Christ as His Savior. We pray for Wat and his wife. We ask that their light will so shine that other villagers will be drawn to salvation. Light a fire in that village so that all may come to know You. Grant the believers strength, boldness and peace. You are an Awesome God
    kathleen r - USA
  • We thank you Lord for Wat and his wife, please Lord give the village leader a heart of flesh, arrest him, that he also will come to accept you as Lord and savior. Pls protect Wat, his wife and as many that will come to you, strengthen, protect and keep them in the faith, make them light and let more souls be won to you through them in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Dear LORD, I lift up Wat and his wife to You. Thank You for their courage & their faithfulness. Let their witness inspireencourage others within the village to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Do a work in the heart of the village head, that He also might repent & be saved. Psalm 71:1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
    Peg B - USA
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