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Persecuted Church

persecuted-lg-correctIn an effort to keep the persecuted church in front of our people, the first Sunday of every month we'll feature a nation where the church endures persecution for the sake of Christ.

We encourage you to do one of two things:

  1. Incorporate that specific nation into your prayer time each month.
  2. Use the monthly prayer calendar from Open Doors USA which gives specific prayer requests for specific people groups/nations for a particular day or week.

Here's that link...

This Month: Laos

This month we'd like to encourage you to pray for the church in Laos.   Here is a quote from Open Doors on the current situation in this country:

Because the communist authorities heavily monitor all religious activities, including those of registered Christian churches, all religious gatherings must be reported beforehand. House churches are forced to operate illegally, in secret. Converts to Christianity become outsiders within their Buddhist-animist communities, pressured by family members and local authorities to recant their new faith. Some believers are arrested and detained when caught engaging in illegal church activities, or when Bibles or other Christian literature are discovered. Others are threatened, fined or beaten in an attempt to make them renounce their faith.

For more information on how you can pray for Laos, click here.