Persecution Update for January 2009: Laos

Laos, a very poor, communist country, remains on the top ten list of persecutors of Christians.  Pastor Khamxay has endured three prison terms with severe beatings—which caused memory loss—for the crime of bringing a “foreign religion” to Laos.  When officials discovered that he had led five other prisoners to Christ, they almost beat him to death. Yet he continues to oversee 18 house churches.  Other pastors who refused to renounce Christ have been brutally murdered.  These believers need our intercessory efforts so they might glorify God by remaining strong even under threats of beatings, prison, and even death. Click here to take action.