Kicked out of Town
Recently, officials in Laos forced three Hmong families to move out of their village because the families follow Jesus. The children in the photo are part of those families. Their parents are trying to find another place for them to live. The Voice of the Martyrs will help them move.
The Hmong (pronounced “mong”) are a group of people from Southeast Asia. Large numbers of Hmong live in Laos, Vietnam, China, and Thailand, and some live in Myanmar (Burma).
Many Hmong practice animism, which is the belief that bad luck comes to those who do not honor and please spirits. But many Hmong in Asia are becoming Christians! It is believed that more than 50 percent of Hmong people in Vietnam are now Christians.
Sometimes the authorities in countries where Hmong live allow them to worship God, but sometimes they try to stamp out Christianity. Hmong Christians have been attacked, arrested, and imprisoned for their faith. Their houses have been burned down, and they have been kicked out of their villages for refusing to deny Christ. New Christians have been fired from their jobs. Non-Christian neighbors and relatives of Hmong Christians often persecute them, too.
If you want to learn more about Hmong Christians and how to pray for them, you can download Bold Believers of the Hmong People from the Downloads section this site.