Pressure on believers in Laos.

New Story

September 01, 2016
Dear Friends:

A new story “Laos: Multiple Cases” has been added to the newsroom.

The Voice of the Martyrs recently received several reports of Christians facing persecution in Laos.

In one case, nine Christian families, a total of 38 people, have been fined 800,000 kip ($100 USD) by village authorities – the apparent value of the village’s spirits. Authorities are also pressuring the families to sacrifice a pig to the spirits. If they do not pay the fine, they must then renounce their faith.

Elsewhere in Laos, two widows have been persecuted by family members following their acceptance of Christ. One of the women is being pressured by her son-in-law to renounce her faith. Her son-in-law heard that a government program that assists poor families in purchasing cattle will not help Christian families, and he is worried he won’t receive a cow. Despite the pressure, the woman is remaining firm in her faith.

The other widow’s daughter-in-law is pressuring her for the same reasons…

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