In Laos, one of the few communist nations left in the world, Christians comprise only about 3% of the population. Laotian believers (most of whom abandon Buddhism or animism in order to follow Jesus) suffer great harassment and rejection from both their families and the government. Pastor Shu fled his village after a relative who was angry at the Gospel message attempted to murder him. Two older teenage girls, Nani and Nha Phong, were tied up for four days by their father for professing Christ and rejecting animism. After releasing them, their father continued to pressure them to return to animism. They were later arrested but were able to escape to another village. Please pray that our Laotian brothers and sisters will glorify God in their sufferings as they are persecuted for Christ’s sake.