Sed and his wife joyfully received new Bibles from a front-line worker.
Sed and his wife joyfully received new Bibles from a front-line worker.
Dec. 28, 2023 | Laos

Village Headman Becomes Christian, Loses Status

[226] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Sed.

Sed, the headman of his village and a faithful Christian, hosted a worship service in his home. District officials reprimanded him and gave him an ultimatum: stop believing in Christ or lose his position in the village. Sed chose to follow Christ, telling the authorities, “I will not recant my faith. I love God because he brings peace to my family. I rejoice in my God.” He was immediately forced to sign a resignation letter, losing the post he had held for 18 years and the income he received from that position. Villagers have begun to mock him and threaten his family with being shunned in the community. Despite this, Sed told a front-line worker that he felt stronger in his faith and still loves God very much. “I do not regret losing this income,” he said. “I want to follow my God and have eternal life.”

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  • Father, you love Sed deeply. You have given him eternal riches in Christ that cannot compare to earthly wealth or money. Please provide for his family's needs and protect them. Through Jesus living through them, draw others in the village to Christ so they may be saved. Continue to bless this family abundantly. Thank you for working powerfully. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Sed and his wife and their willingness to cling to Christ despite losing income, status, and being mocked for their faith. May we all stand courageously for Christ in the face of adversity. I pray that You will provide for all of their needs, and may their faith be a light to their neighbors, pointing them to the One who can save.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Thank You for our brother Sed - for the courage and commitment to Christ he demonstrated as he chose to follow Christ rather than receive the praise of men. Thank You for the peace You have given him as one of Your children. Use his testimony to challenge the authorities who forced him to resign and the villagers who mock him. He has found salvation.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, Praise you for Sed and his strength to stand for you in spite of losing his income. As his family is shunned, fill him with your love. Strengthen them and help them love their enemies. May their love bring others to Christ. Please provide for Sed's family. As they bear the cost, keep them unified in you and safe from every evil attack.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the example and encouragement of Sed's faith and his willingness to give up things of this world for the greater joy of knowing and pleasing you. Please give him perseverance, peace and hope, provide for him richly, and may that be a testimony to others who will also place their faith in Jesus for salvation.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Almighty Yahweh! We praise You and give You all the glory for Sed's testimony. Thank You for this encouraging and inspiring faithfulness. Lord, use Sed to preach and teach the gospel. We pray that other villagers come to faith in Christ. In Yeshua's Precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Thank you Lord for Sed's faith in Jesus and please keep him strong. Provide for his needs for his family and May his love for You be infectious to his fellow villagers. In Jesus name Amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You that Sed fears You not mankind. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, how we praise and thank You for Sed's faith and ask You to provide the income that Sed needs for his family. Grant him boldness and grace to publicly show forgiveness to his persecutors and grant him special standing even outside of leadership to declare the truth of the gospel such that many in his community come to faith in You, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Precious Lord, please see the need of all involved in this and provide strength, energy, wisdom, determination and Grace. Please bless all Your loyal believers openly so all can see and may all the lost here be saved. In Jesus name I pray, Amen MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • In the powerful name and presence of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your presence with and faithfulness of Sed. We ask for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, thank you for Sed's faithful witness to you in spite of opposition and prosecution by governmental authorities. Pay him back a hundred fold for all he has lost and bless him with a harvest of souls for your sake!
    Jennifer Robinson E - USA
  • Lord we pray that all the people in the village would have faith in You and that Sed would continue to have authority and influence in the village. Bless this man and his family for their faithfulness to You!
    Hannah C - Ecuador
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that you would provide for Sed and his family in the financial loss he's had. Thank you for his strong faith in You. May it encourage others in his village to trust in You.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • In the everlasting name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Olam, God eternal, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Sed and family. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God, I say Amen to Sed's expression of Faith to live for the eternal and the unseen. Protect him in this commitment to you. Honor your servant to honors you. Help his family members who also feel the pain of this persecution that they will follow in his steps and maintain their faith in you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • I pray for Sed that God prospers him. That the income is replaced. Thay God rewards his faithfulness. For the protection if he and his family. That God guides him in a tangible way and that Sed grows closer to God. In Jesus's name.
    David B - USA
  • Your provision is better than the mammon of this world! May he see your hand by many in Laos coming to faith through his boldness, and that he would answer to you only. May his family and nearest friends be encouraged to express faith in Christ too. May he know his reward in heaven is great!
    Andrew H - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for Sed and his faithfulness. Please bless him as he continue to stand firm. I pray that people will see the peace in his life and desire to know Jesus as their Savior also. Please bless his family with additional income as is needed and provide for them.I pray that the gospel message will go out powerfully in Laos and draw many
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sed & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for Sed's faith! Bring many in his village to repentance & faith, including district officials. Save all his village. May threats end. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for give Sed the resolve to stand up for his faith in Christianity. Keep on blessing him through the power of the Holy Spirit so that others who hear his witness may come to know you as their personal Lord and Savior for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Especially those who made Sed resign from his position. Amen!
    Chaplain Dale I - USA
  • Thank You for Sed's boldness and desire to follow You. I pray that he and his family would continue to have courage to endure, that they would have hope based on an eternal perspective, and that their love even for those who persecute them would cause many to consider the truth of the gospel. Please allow him to produce much fruit.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sed & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for Sed's faith! Bring many in his village, including district officials, to repentance & faith. Save all of the village. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord: thank You for Sed, the courage in the midst of persecution. Ask for Your protection, provision day by day. Ask for You to demonish all plans of the enemies against them. Bring forth good. Many will see and turn to You, the only truth God. In Jesus' name
    P F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sed & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for Sed's faith! Bring many in his village, including authorities, to repentance & faith. Save this village; may the threats against his family stop. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for Sed and his family. Thank You for his faithfulness to You. Bless him for remaining faithful and let his light shine brightly for You. Through his witness may many come to know You. May he prosper with Your hand upon him. Amen
    Andrew S - USA
  • Father, thank You for giving Sed the courage and conviction to stand for Jesus amid persecution and loss of income. I ask that You would supply the needs of this family and all followers in Laos and protect them from evil with Your angels around them. Grow his home church and grant him favor with the people so that they would be drawn to Christ.
    Alan G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sed & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May Sed stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! Open the hearts of those in his village, including district officials, to Christ. Save all this village; may threats against this family end. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sed & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May Sed stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! Open the hearts of those in his village, including district officials, to Christ. Save all this village; may threats against this family end. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, this is so awesome how You have moved in my brother's heart & of his family! May they be grounded in Your Word, experience Your peace, & share You with countless others! TY that You are still providing for them financially & in every other way acc to Your riches in Jesus! We lift up the persecutors that they hear You speaking to theirhearts
    Lisa T - USA
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