Laotian Widow Under House Arrest for Telling Villagers About Jesus Christ

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A 45-year-old widow in Laos was sharing Jesus with her village — and paid for it with her freedom.

Christian Aid Mission says Rina* began following Christ after police came to her Prai tribal village and announced on loudspeakers that they were banned from worshipping the Christian God. The Prai people in Laos are animist and worship nature gods.

Rina was intrigued and wanted to know more, so she sought out two local missionaries at their home. The missionaries shared the Gospel with Rina. When she prayed to follow Jesus, she was also healed from a chronic bacterial illness!

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From that moment, Rina began sharing her new faith with her village, and many others embraced Christ as their Savior.

A district official eventually heard about the surge of Christianity in the village. He came with soldiers and police and ordered all believers to renounce their faith. Every person refused.

The official then demanded to know who the first person was to become a Christian. A local ministry leader says Rina came forward and she was placed under house arrest.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh


  • Pray for Rina’s spiritual encouragement and freedom.
  • Ask the Lord to use her witness to lead many more people in Laos to Christ.

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