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04/01/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Laos is a communist country in Southeast Asia and Christians in the underground church community often face persecution for their faith. Unless you belong to a church that is registered with the government, it is difficult to obtain a Bible in Laos. Sadly, in many villages, members of officially regis­tered churches persecute those from the house church movement.

ICC has connected with numerous house churches that have requested a total of 20,000 Lao Bibles for 2019 through 2020. With the help of generous donors, ICC printed and shipped the Bibles from Europe to a nearby Southeast Asian country for distribution.

Meanwhile, a new believer in northern Laos and his wife were struggling to maintain her health. She recently suffered from a stroke and was paralyzed, leaving her with poor vision and limited mobility.

After sharing the Word of God and praying for healing, we received a phone call from him and he stated that he was so grateful that we prayed and gave him a Bible. He said his wife was able to move part of her body and can now see much clearer.

It is a rare occurrence that he, as a military leader in a communist country, turned to Christ, as they are often demoted or pressured to leave the service if they don’t renounce Christ. On his own accord, he removed and torched the idols in his home. Now the couple is carrying out the Great Commission by praying for the sick and spreading the Gospel in their village. His wife has received many testimonies of people in her village being delivered, healed, and set free.

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