A worker from The Voice of the Martyrs who was in Asia on a trip to bring Christmas encouragement to Khmu Christians saw this child.
The Khmu (kuh-MOO) are a tribal group in Southeast Asia. Many Khmu are coming to Christ, but they often face persecution for their choice.
Khmu Christians at a village in Laos refused to quit meeting for worship after officials told them to stop. The government officials ordered the following punishments for the Christians.
- Their children could not go to school.
- Christian families could not use water from village wells.
- Christians had no rights under village laws and could not expect protection from village officials.