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Laos: Christians flee destroyed homes for decision to worship Jesus

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Two months ago in northern Laos, three Christian families woke to the thundering voice of the chief in the remote village where they lived. As he stood outside their homes, the leader of the community they had been part of their whole lives announced that he and the entire population of the village were there to destroy their homes, Open Doors reports.

 

That day, these families lost their homes and their community—because they left the tribe’s religion to follow Jesus. The families fled together into a nearby rice field where they cobbled together makeshift shelters.

Days later, the villagers found where they were and destroyed their “homes” once again.

A couple of days ago, Open Doors received an update from the local pastor of the families’ church. After relocating yet again into another village, these families have been told by that village chief they must move once more because they might “anger the spirits of the village.”

Laos is No. 20 on Open Doors’ World Watch List.

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