The results of rage in Laos
This picture above shows a house with a portion of its roof stripped off, walls knocked down, and pieces of furniture scattered. This was the home of a Christian family from southern Laos. This is the aftermath of the community’s rage against the family’s belief in Christ.
On October 10, at least two local officials, several military soldiers, and some villagers came and destroyed the property because the family believe in Jesus. After this, the mob moved to another house belonging to two believers; they locked it up and barricaded it, prohibiting the owners from entering their property.
Currently, these believers are temporarily taking shelter in the forest. Open Doors local partners have already provided the families with rice, clothes, blankets, and other necessities.
In another province in southern Laos, just a day after this incident, 11 believers who were having lunch after their worship service were brought to the village office for questioning. They were released on the same day.
- For God’s protection and provision for these believers who lost their homes.
- That despite losing their homes and the trauma the incident may have brought, they will find refuge and comfort in the Lord.
- For their persecutors, that the Lord will change their hearts and cause them to follow Christ.
- For the 11 believers, that they will not waver in their faith and but will continue to be living testaments of God in their area.