Christian brothers meet with Kham to encourage and pray for him.
Christian brothers meet with Kham to encourage and pray for him.
May. 18, 2023 | Laos

Christian Threatened by Village Leaders

[187] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Kham.

When Kham, a Khmu believer in Laos, planned a thanksgiving celebration for the new year, community elders confronted him and gave him an ultimatum: They forbade him from worshiping the Christian God and demanded that he cancel the celebration. Later, the police and headman of the village also forbade him from listening to Christian radio broadcasts and evangelizing at the risk of being ejected from the village and otherwise cut off from the community. Despite all this, Kham stands firm with God and continues to listen to the Bible and sermons on an MP3 player provided by VOM, but his family is afraid because of the threats.

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  • Our Father, continue to strengthen Kham as he stands firm in his love for You. Hold him and his family close to You as they are being threatened. May his enemies come to know Jesus and Your love for them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faith of Kham and I pray he would be planted in his faith like that of an oak of righteousness near a steady stream of water. I pray his bold efforts would be fruitful and would result in many coming to faith in his village. I pray other believers would water the seeds he has planted and together a mighty harvest would come
    Joy H - USA
  • In the wisdom of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Omniscient God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kham and family. We ask for grace, for wisdom, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Kham & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May Kham stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May his family become strong in faith through Kham's life & witness. Give Kham & other believers favor with authorities. May threats against them end. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faith you have given Kham, that he not only believes, but is willing to stand firm in that belief in the face of tremendous pressure. Turn the hearts of his community and family to Christ by your Holy Spirit, gracious Father we pray, in Jesus' mighty name, amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father Lord,
    Please be with Kham and his family. Please keep them safe. Please soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they can worship you Lord, in spirit and in truth. Please use their circumstances to bring others to salvation in Christ. In Jesus name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank You for our brother Kham. Continue to make strong and courageous in the face of opposition. Bring peace to his family so they will not be fearful. We ask the those in his village that threaten Kham will instead hear as he shares the Gospel. May hearts of stone be made into hearts of flesh that they may repent. Amen
    Marita J - USA
  • Almighty God, Increase the faith of your dear child Kham as he stands boldly believing in the powerful name of Jesus! Grant your protection physically as well as help him grow in strength in You. May his unwavering faith in Jesus be a witness to those who oppose him. Be glorified by his testimony O God. In powerful name of Jesus I pray. Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • God, I thank You for the boldness of this dear brother in Laos. Despite the persecution & risk, he remains faithful & hungry for Your Word. I pray You would protect him physically, spiritually & emotionally in this battle. I pray his family members would have faith that swallows up their fear. I pray others in the community would come to saving faith.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Abba Father, I lift up in prayer, to YOU, Kham, YOUR faithful servant, and son, by adoption. Clothe him in YOUR armor GOD. YOUR shoes of the gospel of peace, YOUR belt of truth, YOUR breastplate of righteousness, YOUR helmet of salvation, YOUR shield of faith, and YOUR sword of the HOLY SPIRIT, which is the word of GOD! Guide Kham, and protect him! IJN
    Michael V - USA
  • Dear brother in Christ, l pray in the name of Jesus that he will give you strength, comfort and spiritual victories. Stand firm in your faith. Jesus is coming back soon and your reward will be great in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • You've told us that if we live godly lives, we will be persecuted, so we thank You for Kham's life which confirms this. We ask for protection fand provision for him and his family, for wisdom to know how to live in a hostile environment, and that his family will come to trust You for their salvation. Open their eyes to see how You have changed his life
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Kham and all the people of Laos. Please keep them close and safe. Help them to endure what You ask of them, and let them know You love them and are ALWAYS with them. Help them to feel Your presence, and let them know they are prayed for. In Your Mighty and Loving Name, Jesus. Amen!
    Gail B - USA
  • Father, I lift up Kham to You and ask You give him courage and pray You will give him peace that passes all understanding as he chooses to be obedient to You in the face of the enemy. In Jesus's name, amen
    Teresa V - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up my brother Kham, and ask that you, Lord would strengthen him and protect him in spite of the threats. Help his family to see your power and faithfulness. I pray that you would soften the hearts of those in the village so that a great harvest would take place there for the Lord Jesus Christ. Help the seeds to be planted. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord God Almighty, here is your church and here are your children you bought with a prize by the blood of your only son Jesus Christ. We ask for your help in their situation. Deliver them from evil.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father, hear the prayers of Kham's brothers and sisters across the world, and keep the enemy, both seen and unseen, from having in influence in the work of our brother and his family. May Your heavenly angels surround Kham and his family providing Your protection. Let his ministry reach the hearts of all that You called to Christ in his area.
    David O - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Kham & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the police & headman of Kham's village to repentance & saving faith. May Kham keep growing in faith & may his family not be terrorized by threats. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Take care of our brother, Kham and keep him safe and healthy.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Father, Strengthen Kham as he obeys you. You tell us to "fear not" for you are ALWAYS with us. And now I pray for the unbelievers around him. That you would overwhelm them with visions, dreams, & miracles. They would see the one & only Almighty God, & Jesus, your Son. May the Holy Spirit rain down on Laos, & change it to a place of forgiveness.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord thank you for being there for our brother Kham and literally pray that you would continue to encourage our brother and strengthen him and that he can become bold and steadfast in your word to proclaim the word of God to those that do not know you father continue to be with him and protect him from those that want to harm him in Jesus name amen
    Sylvia L - USA
  • Faithful Father, Continue to strengthen and encourage our brother Kham. Help him to boldly proclaim Jesus, that many will come to Christ. Bless his efforts and protect him. In Jesus name, Amen
    Vicki A - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help Kham to keep standing firm with You, and through his courage let other souls be won to You in Jesus Name, Amen
    Gift O - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    I lift Kham up to you and pray for your protection over him. I pray that he will continue to stand firm in his faith and that he would not allow his persecutors to dissuade him from seeking your word. I pray for him to have boldness to share the gospel with others. Jesus, we love you. It is in your name that I pray. Amen.
    Aimee F - USA
  • Father hold close these children of God, draw more near as they rejoice still in trials and sufferings. Make known to them your mighty strength, upholding them with your righteous right hand. Incline your ear to their prayers and petitions. Show your face, bless them with your boldness and protection, sending encouragement from friends and family.
    Cody b - USA
  • Father thank you that your grace has made a brother like kham faithful to you despite the suffering and persecution. Lord may he experience that suffering is greatest expression of your love and not be disheartened by the opposition and their mistreatment. Save some of the opposers.
    Craig R - USA
  • Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus I pray for my brother Kham in Jesus name I pray Psalms 91 over Kham anoint his head prepare a table in the the presence of his enemies his cup runners over pray for the salvation of his entire family keep him covered in the blood of Jesus and every believer in the underground church in Jesus Christ name I pray amen.
    Ishmael H - USA
  • Father God, may Kham and his family know Your provision as Daniel did when he refuse to kneel to the idol and instead continued to offer prayers and praise to You. May Your perfect love displace all fear from the threats, and may the power of Holy Spirit flow freely through them as You extend Your hand to work signs & wonders among them in Jesus' name!
    Jon A - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for giving Kham such strong faith and courage. Please fill him with Your love for his neighbors, and give him favor in the eyes of the authorities so they permit him to continue sharing Your good news. Please give his family peace as they see You are protecting him.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brother Kham in JC name. I pray psalm 91 over Kham. Anoint his head, prepare a table in the presence of his enemies & his cup runneth over. Pray for his family salvation & boldness to join Kham in proclaiming JC with him & not be afraid for him. Bless Kham with deep understanding in God's Word & use his boldness to ur glory.
    Zeenat T - USA
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