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“I Forget About My Troubles”

Woman and baby in Laos
Woman and baby in Laos

Li is a woman in Laos who has had a very hard life. Her husband was arrested for using illegal drugs. When he went to prison, she was left alone to care for her 2 year old child and 2 month old baby. Christians at her church try to help her, because she has few clothes to wear and little food to eat. Li can’t get a job, because she has no one to take care of her children.

But Li loves the Lord!

A team of Bible teachers came to her community recently to help the Christians learn more about their faith. It’s hard for Christians to gather in parts of Laos where the government does not want Christianity to spread among members of some tribes. So Christians from different places sometimes in meet one place to study God’s Word.

Read below what a VOM contact said about the meeting.

“About 125 people attended the teaching, and 34 were women. Many of them carried babies on their backs and put them in their laps all day long for three days. None fell asleep, and hearts were full of joy. They all tried to write in notebooks what the teachers said.

“Through all three days, Li was able to smile because she was learning God’s Word and had joy. She said, ‘When I listen to God’s Word, then I forget about my troubles and sadness, and the problems in my life!’

“When the teachers saw her and heard her problems, they were encouraged by her willingness to learn God’s Word and keep her faith in the Lord. It was such a blessing to them!”

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

How Can You Pray?
What are some of the things you could pray about for each of the following:

  • Li
  • Li’s children
  • Li’s husband
  • Christians in Laos
  • Christian teachers in Laos.

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