The 5-5-5 Challenge: A Story of Persecution in Laos

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in

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Former Buddhists Kapono* and his family fled their house on Jan. 9, 2013 due to persecution they were facing at the hands of relatives and villagers. The believers were barely two weeks in their faith in Christ when they left their village in Southern Laos.

“When the family returned home (from a church in another village), their cousins and neighbors persecuted them,” according to a local source. “Last Jan. 6, they took Kapono’s cow…and then pushed him and his family out of the village. The believers lost their land, which was about four acres.”

Kapono and his family are now staying at the house of a Christian friend in a nearby village.

Can you imagine being only 2 weeks old in your faith and experiencing this kind of persecution? Please join us in praying for believers like Kapono and others in Laos who face this kind of persecution for their faith in Christ.


*Name changed to protect idenity

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