Published on May 16th, 2014
Kamea is a 12-year-old pastor’s daughter in Laos. Many Christians in Laos face trouble from the communist government. They also are persecuted by Buddhist family members and neighbors, and by spirit worshipers.
Kamea’s father has been in prison twice for sharing the gospel. Kamea cried as she watched the police take away her father, and she prayed every night for him to be released.
Kamea was not allowed to visit her father in prison. “God’s Word helped me learn to trust the Lord for my father’s safety and health in prison,” she said. She was encouraged when she heard that God was taking care of him, and that he wanted to know how she was growing in her faith.
One day, Kamea received a wonderful surprise. Her father came home! “I was so happy,” Kamea said. “God answered my prayer.”
Children in Laos
Many children in Laos are poor. “Children have little, … as most of the income for the family is spent on putting food on the table,” said a VOM contact. “Many children go to school without lunch. Some don’t even have a pencil. The parents often sacrifice much to help their children have an education. Many children have to work in the fields with their families at an early age.”
Source: VOM-Australia. Edited and paraphrased from the original source.
Pray: After reading the story above, what are some of the things you can ask God for children in Laos? What are some of the things you can thank Him for?