200 million Christians face persecution each day for the sake of the Gospel. On the first Sunday of November each year, Christians around the world unite in prayer for them during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

Find out more about IDOP by watching this short introduction from Jeremiah Lim, Voice of the Martyrs' National Development Director.

IDOP 2013: Laos

This year for IDOP, we are focusing on raising awareness about persecution in Laos.

Laotian Christians face opposition from the communist government, and from animist and Buddhist neighbours.

This year several Christian families have been forced to leave their homes and livelihoods because their village neighbours have demanded that they either deny Christ or leave. Some Christian pastors have been imprisoned for their ministry and their families struggle to make ends meet.

They need our prayers!

Download IDOP Resources

Download these free IDOP resources to equip your church or small group to pray for persecuted Christians in Laos and around the world.

Bounchan's Story Video (619MB) Right click to save file

Thank you for joining us in prayer for the persecuted church during IDOP. Your prayers are vital to the ministry of Voice of the Martyrs.

Host a Prayer & Praise Event

We are encouraging churches to host IDOP prayer and praise events to raise awareness and funds for the persecuted church in Laos. 

  • Learn about the challenges and needs of persecuted Christians in Laos
  • Pray for the persecuted church
  • Raise money to support persecuted Christians with practical love

If your church is interested in hosting an IDOP event, please email for more information.

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