A Hmong believer has been hospitalized as a result of poor treatment in prison, where he has spent the last year on false charges because of his Christian faith. After Kaub became a Christian, villagers destroyed his house. Although local police ordered village leaders to allow Kaub to remain in the village, they later arrested him on theft charges as he gathered wood in the forest to build a new home. He has suffered under forced labor and harsh prison conditions, his health deteriorating so much recently that authorities took him to the hospital in handcuffs. Kaub asked the church to pray for him and told his wife he believes he is about to die. Pray for Kaub and other Hmong believers.
Imprisoned Hmong Believer Hospitalized
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Praise God for the Release of Four Men and Faithfulness of Seven FamiliesFour Christian men arrested over the past two months were released from jail recently. The first believer to be arrested, "Sanyahak," was detained in early October after 40 people came to know Christ through his witness. The three other men were later arrested, amid ongoing harassment of seven Christian families in the community.
Pray for Arrested Christian Students and Children of Arrested ParentsSixteen Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of arrests since May 2017. The students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together, were held for more than two weeks before being released.
Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to ChristiansAuthorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return to Buddhism, promising that if they do they will be able to buy food again. The believers, however, are standing firm. "This is not a game," one Christian replied. "We were baptized. We believe in Christ 100 percent and we will die believing."
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