Published on May 30th, 2012
The Voice of the Martyrs receives many reports about Christians who are kicked out of their villages in Laos. But this month, VOM learned about a different kind of persecution in the villages.
Policemen began watching seven Christian families and their activities in one village. They watched the Christians for three years.
Then the government built nice new houses in an area outside the village. Officials came in trucks one day and moved all the non-Christians to the new village, leaving the Christians alone in the old village!
People in the new village will be able to have a school, get new roofs from the government when they need them, get government jobs, and receive other government benefits. But the police told the Christians, “You should just clap your hands, sing songs, and praise your God, but no one will help you.
The Christians will not be considered citizens, and they can’t have village meetings or move to another village. Their children will not be allowed to attend school.
“Please pray that the families will remain strong and that the Lord will provide for them,” said a VOM contact in Asia.