LAOS | JAN. 22, 2021 — Next Door to the Enemy
Christians worship right next door to a man who opposes them.
Tensions have deepened in a Khmu village where two families have come to Christ and one lives next door to a high-ranking solider — who happens to despise Christians. Recently, a Christian from another village came to encourage the two families, who had asked him to show them how to accept Christ.
When the Christian leader arrived, the neighbor interrupted them, asking the Christian leader why he was there. The Christian calmly explained he had been invited to show the families how to accept Christ. When the neighbor protested that it was against the law to convert, the Christian leader corrected him, telling him it was legal to convert to Christianity in Laos. The neighbor didn’t know how to reply, so he left, and the Christian leader led the families to Christ that day. Since that time, the neighbor continues to harass and threaten the Christians, but the Christian leader encourages them to stand firm.
“Pray for these Christians,” a VOM partner wrote, “as many of the Christian communities face similar threats.”