Daily Topic for June 12, 2017

Jer. 16:19, NIV
Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.”

Pray for the Khuen to realize the truth of what Jeremiah said to the Israelites thousands of years ago.

Khuen People

by BO

(This story illustrates the lifestyle of this people group.)
Droplets of water coming down from the roof of Keopersuth’s home are the only sense of calm at this time. Bodies are writhing and screaming in unknown languages during Rang Song. Keopersuth joins the rest of the people in the room in praying the spirits would be pleased with their offerings. For hundreds of years Khuen people have practiced this common ritual which blends elements of animism and Buddhism, opening doors to unclean village and household spirits.
Over 100 years ago Christian missionary William Clifton Dodd began evangelizing this part of Laos. He reported many were incredibly responsive to the gospel and requested to hear it every day. Out of the current population of over 12,000 Khuen people, 1.5 percent now identify as Christian. Though they do not have access to the Bible in their language, believers are still rising up.
Originally from the northwest region of Laos, the Khuen are one of the least reached groups in the country. A small portion of the Khuen people now live in the United States in areas like Richmond, California and Seattle, Washington.

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Ask the Lord to break the spiritual ties that bind these people to unclean spirits. Pray there will be breakthroughs among the believers to begin evangelizing, and there will be Khuen believers to translate the Bible into their language. Pray the Khuen people in the U.S. will receive salvation and take Christ back to Laos.

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