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Teen Kept Away from Church


Phum, a teenager in Laos, loves the Lord. She learned about Jesus from a friend, and she began attending church. The leader of the church led her to Christ. “She was very on fire for the Lord,” said a Christian friend.

Phum’s parents and older brother were not Christians. They were angry when they learned about Phum’s new faith. Phum’s parents said she could not go to school anymore. Her brother was especially upset. He worked for the Communist Party, and he did not want a Christian in his family.

On Sundays, Phum continued to sneak out of the house and go to church. Her father tried giving her extra chores on Sundays, but she finished the chores quickly and went to church. Her brother stood by the front door of their house with a stick to hit her if she tried to leave, so she went out another door. When Phum wanted to read the Bible, she hid under a blanket and read it with a flashlight.

But one day, Phum’s brother went to her room and burned her Bible and hymn book. Phum asked God to forgive her brother and prayed that he would open his heart to the Lord.

Then Phum’s family assigned her the chore of taking care of the family garden on Sundays. Phum does not like to miss church. She feels that something is missing in her life when she can’t go.

Phum has requested prayer for her situation, and for her parents and brother.

To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this Web site and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.


One Response to Teen Kept Away from Church

  1. Chanelle Manion | August 3, 2012 at 8:47 AM | Reply

    I am praying for this precious young girl and her family.God will provide a way for her to receive His Word AND her family will all be saved in Jesus Mighty and Glorious Name! Amen!!

    ACTS 16:31


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