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The following stories are about kids and families who bravely continue to serve God in the face of difficulties and danger. Please pray for them and for others around the world who face similar struggles.

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The following stories are about kids and families who bravely continued to serve the Lord in the face of struggles or danger. As you read the stories, please pray for these Christians and also for thousands of others around the world who face similar struggles.

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Laos

Laos

Laos

RESTRICTED

Capital

Vientiane (pronounced “vyen-TYAHN”)

Size

In area, a little larger than Minnesota.

Main Languages

Arabic

Time

At 6 am U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 7 pm in Laos.

Interesting Fact
Hundreds of mystery jars are scattered over the Plain of Jars in Laos. The huge stone containers are hundreds of years old and large enough for a person to stand in. Some scientists believe the jars were part of burial customs of ancient people.
History
Laos became independent from France in 1953. A communist government took control of Laos in 1975. The communists do not have a history of protecting the human rights of the people. But the leaders have given the citizens more freedom in recent years.

 

Religion
Most of the people of Laos are Buddhists. Many are spirit worshipers. Learn more about spirit worshipers here. Learn more about the beliefs of Buddhists here.

Persecution
Local officials have tried to make Christians give up their faith in Christ. Sometimes they threaten to kick Christians out of their homes and villages, or point guns at them to make them deny Christ. Some Christians are jailed for their faith.