Villagers have threatened to evict Wru for his faith.
Villagers have threatened to evict Wru for his faith.
Jan. 25, 2024 | Laos

Brother Risks Eviction by Choosing to Honor God

[158] prayers in [8] nations have been posted for Mr. Wru.

While Wru was making funeral arrangements for his mother in July 2023, the village headman asked permission to play a game that involved gambling during the funeral observances. Funeral observances in Laotian villages are often considered community affairs and include a variety of activities. Wru told the headman no, stating, “I am a Christian, and I want to give honor to my God. I do not support the idea of gambling, especially in my mother’s funeral.” The village headman, feeling that he had “lost face” in the interaction, was angry and threatened to kick Wru and any other Christians out of the village. The threats have continued since that time. Wru and the other Christians of the village have stayed firm in their faith, but the loss of relationships in the community has been painful.

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  • Father, you love Mr. Wru as a beloved child. May he trust you fully in spite of the difficulties. Please draw others from his village to Jesus. Bless him and the other believers in Jesus with exactly what each one needs as you know best. Thank you for the hope of eternal life and a future forever with You. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God of Heaven and Earth. We come to Your throne of grace and seek mercy on Mr. Wru and other believers in the village. Keep them strong in the faith and provide for their needs. We pray for the gospel to spread like wildfire. Thank you Lord for Your faithfulness. In Jesus Precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of Holy Spirit Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord God, please keep Mr. Wru's heart and mind fixed on You and Your promises, that You see his suffering and You are his defender. May he continue to show love to those in the village and courage to stand for You despite the obstacles. I pray that You would soften the headman and that he would come to believe the truth of salvation.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the agape love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of love, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your compassion to Mr. Wru. We ask for provision, for healing, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Wru and the other believers in their village. I pray they would each continue to be strong in faith despite the persecution they encounter daily. I pray each believer would support & encourage one another during this time of trial. I pray their faithful witness would be used to bring others in the community to saving faith.
    Marian P - USA
  • Oh I can empathize with the loss of a welcoming community! Lord, may you encourage your saints with daily reminders of their reward in heaven for a firm faith. I pray that this resolve and holding fast to godly ways will influence unbelievers in their village. Yet, even if hostility escalates, may Mr. Wru and his fellow Christians cling to Jesus. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, continue to bless and encourage Mr. Wru as he stands strong in the power of Your might. Though it's painful to be ostracized and endure persecution from other villagers, enable Mr. Wru to persevere and obediently walk the path of suffering that Jesus walked before him. Despite the contention with the headman, may Mr. Wru find favor with others.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord, please grant grace and peace to Mr. Wru, who has suffered disgrace for not cooperating with village leaders with his mother's funeral's plans. Father, grant Mr. Wru the chance to share the hope of the gospel with village officials and also grant him grace to forgive those who are persecuting him for his faith and continue to give him boldness.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father, I lift up my precious brother Wru & would You speak hope, courage, & everything he needs right now to his heart. TY for helping him to process the grief of losing his mother at this time. Would You lift him & others up who are being threatened w eviction. TY You have a home for them. May the village headman hear Your calling upon his heart
    Lisa T - USA
  • Thank You that Wru chose to honor You in this costly way. You have said that You would honor those who honor You. We ask that You will continue to protect him and his fellow believers as they seek to follow You in this hostile environment. Use this situation to strengthen their fellowship with You and with one another in continued deep and lasting ways
    Toni D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Wru and the other believers in their village. I pray they would each continue to be strong in faith despite the persecution they encounter daily. I pray each believer would support & encourage one another during this time of trial. I pray their faithful witness would be used to bring others in the community to saving faith.
    Curtis M - USA
  • In the name of kind Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of kindness, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your kindness to Mr. Wru. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Protect Mr Wru from the plans of the evil one. Fill him & his family with faithful obedience & a love of Jesus that abounds over all else. Use him to break through darkness near him by the power of the Holy Spirit. Establish a stronghold of believers who can fellowship together, growing in understanding and wisdom. Let those persecuting come to faith.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for being Wru's courage. Give him and the other believers safety to meet together, encouraging each other in Truth. Blow among them with a powerful anointing of Your Spirit. Give them peace, patience, love and forgiveness that wins even the village headman over to salvation. Make a foundation for the church to thrive in this village.
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Mr. Wru, his believing neighbors & other believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring many in Wru's village to repentance & faith. And so save all Laos. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Mr. Wru, his believing neighbors & other believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring many in Wru's village to repentance. In the same way, save all Laos. In Jesus' Name. A
    Lisa D - USA
  • Almighty God, please bring hope for peace to Mr. Wru in his own village. Bless Him for his strong determination to honor You & put a stop to the gambling planned for his mom's funeral. Give him continued strength to stand firm in honoring You & not yield to pressure . Protect Christians in the area from persecution . In Jesus holy name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. As Nehemiah rebuilt Jerusalem's wall & sanctuary of God, so I pray you give him the strength to do likewise in the village Your influence. Give Your people here a mind to work. You have overcome the fear of the enemy. Visit this village leader, that he may believe in You. In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • family, I declare, IT IS DONE, AMEN!! As believers in Jesus Christ, we possess the ability and freedom to confess His word for ourselves and intercessorily for others.
    I did CAD for them, May they as well:
    C) confess- Matthew 5:9
    A) acknowledge- Romans 8:17
    D) declare- 1 Corinthians 6:19
    In Jesus' Mighty name, Amen.
    Tricia C - USA
  • At such a p a inful time of buying one's mother, to be punished for one's faith is terrible burden.livingin a country with freedom of religion, I am humbled with the strength of Mr Wru enduring such persecution. Encle him in Your loving Providence, God....BE ENOUGH FOR HIM. Sr. M
    Mary L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Mr. Wru, his believing neighbors & other believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring many in Wru's village to repentance & faith. May all Laos be saved. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, I pray that You would encourage Wru and show him that his relationship with You is of far more value than any other one he could have in his village. I do pray that others in the village would come to know You through him and that relationships would be restored, but in the meantime, please help the Christians to be united. Amen.
    Liam F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Mr. Wru, his believing neighbors & other believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring those in Wru's village to repentance & faith. And so save all Laos. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, you see Wru and the other Christians in this village who are serving you. You see the opposition. Jesus you said we would face persecution. Give Wru and the others wisdom in knowing how to handle this. I pray for those who oppose them; may their eyes be opened to the truth. Deal with their hearts. Lord, guide your children, strengthen them.
    Polly C - USA
  • Thank You that Mr. Wru stood firm and did not compromise his beliefs. Please continue to strengthen him and other Christians in his village so that they do not waver and deny the faith. Please protect them from harm, especially the women, and give them grace each day. When others reject them, tell them You are with them and will never leave them. IJNA
    Allison F - USA
  • Dear brother in Christ, I pray for you and your family. May God keep you in his hand. The mighty name of Jesus is powerful. Look up! For our redemption draws nigh. Jesus is coming back! We're fighting a battle that he's already won. In His Love. Amen.
    Susan R - USA
  • Our Father, bless Mr. Wru and the other Christians who are being persecuted for their faith in You. Bring others to surround them and provide community to them as they are being shut out of their village community. Encourage them and give them daily strength. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • OLORD, bless Mr Wru for being bold for what is right. May those who mock & revile him lose the energy to continue doing so. May they see the error of their ways. Open their hearts to the living water of Jesus. Strengthen & comfort Mr Wru. May those who know you bring encouragement & comfort at the death of his mother. May peace dwell in his heart.
    Shelly D - USA
  • OLORD, bless Mr Wru for being bold for what is right. May those who mock & revile him lose the energy to continue doing so. May they see the error of their ways. Open their hearts to the living water of Jesus. Strengthen & comfort Mr Wru. May those who know you bring encouragement & comfort at the death of his mother. May peace dwell in his heart.
    Shelly D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Mr. Wru, his believing neighbors & other believers in Laos: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring many in Wru's village, including the headman, to repentance & faith. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
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