Published on February 17th, 2014
The Khmu are a tribal group in Southeast Asia. Most Khmu live in Laos. Many Khmu worship and fear spirits that they believe are in rocks, trees, water, and other places. The Good News of Jesus Christ is very good news to the Khmu! They are happy to learn that God loves them and that they no longer have to fear spirits.
But local leaders in some part of Laos try to stamp out Christianity. Officials sometimes arrest Christians and take away their land. But Khmu people continue to come to Christ.
A Christian leader who teaches Khmu people about Jesus shared the following information with The Voice of the Martyrs.
“My daily spiritual food is to wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. every day to read the Bible (eight chapters) and pray for at least one hour. I name both Khmu and non-Khmu people in my prayer, about 500 to 600 names that I remember. I don’t forget to pray for the nations of Israel, Jerusalem, Canada, the United States, England, etc.
“I asked my team to try to do what I’m doing. I believe strongly that prayer and Bible reading are the source of strength and power of Christian living.”
(Edited from the original source for clarity.)
To Think About
- Why do you think Khmu people continue to come to Christ even though Khmu Christians are persecuted?
- What does the Christian leader say are the strength and power of Christian living?
- You may not be able to visit any countries where Christians are persecuted this year. But are there any countries that you can’t pray for? Do you have faith that God can use your prayers to help persecuted Christians around the world?