Published on April 10th, 2014
The Khmu are a tribe of people who live mostly in Southeast Asia. Traditionally the Khmu people are spirit worshipers, but many are becoming followers of Christ. Officials in some parts of Laos try to stop the spread of the gospel among the Khmu.
VOM received the following report from a Khmu Christian who shares the love of Jesus with other Khmu people in Laos.
“Many Khmu men become strong drinkers and heavy smokers before they trust in Jesus, which causes them a lot of health damage. That is why there are lots of Khmu men who die early and leave their wives and children.
“So there are many widows in the Khmu house churches. They are very strong believers and are trying to take care of themselves and their children.
“Many of them cannot send their children to school because they are so poor. But even though they are so poor, they are at the church services before anyone else with their children, even if their stomach may not have enough food.
“In one village there are more than six widows. They have only one radio. Every time a Khmu Christian program is on the radio, they all come together and really pay attention.
“When the speaker on the program says that he loves the widows, and that pastors should take care of widows according to the Bible, the women shout, ‘Hallelujah,’ and ‘Praise God!’”