"Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:10
Christ Church supports five Laotian pastors through the ministry of Open Doors USA. Open Doors focuses on serving persecuted Christians. Because of the governmental restrictions on religious activities and the dangers of persecution, we are committed to protecting the pastors we support, as well as the people from Open Doors who minister to them. Therefore, for the safety of these pastors, their families, & the believers they preach to and disciple, we cannot share names or specific locations. But we can pray for them & be confident that God knows exactly who we are praying for.
*for these 5 pastors & their fellow pastors to be strong and courageous as they do the work God has called them to do
*for the people who hear the message of Christ to have hearts that are tender and receptive
*for those who receive Christ as Savior & Lord knowing that they may very well lose everything--family relationships, possessions, jobs...
*for perseverance, endurance, & unwavering faith in the face of certain persecution, knowing that their reward will be great
*for the financial & physical needs of these courageous Christians to be met through the gracious gifts of their brothers & sisters in Christ