Khamphone with his family
Before Khamphone became a Christian, he was a respected fortuneteller. He often helped villagers, including village elders and police officers, by consulting the spirits, and for this he was rewarded with a piece of land to farm.
He hired 20 workers to help him prepare the land for rice season. In December 2022, Khamphone became a Christian. When this was discovered, the village leader told him he must recant his faith in Christ or lose his land. Khamphone has invested a great deal of money and effort into this land, but he does not want to renounce Christ. He said he has “put this burden in God’s hands.”