Fortunately the man survived and was able to escape to another village, but not after being tortured day and night by his own parents and siblings according to a recent report:

A young Christian convert in Laos was tied up, beaten, and threatened with death by his own family in order to force him to return to the Hmong culture. However, he refused to give in and found a way to escape to a place where he could freely practice his faith.

In an interview with an Open Doors USA fieldworker, Cheu (not his real name) shared how his brother and uncle once invited him to their house when he was still a new Christian convert, not knowing that they were planning something bad. The two tied him up with rope, his hands behind his back, and beat him from morning until evening just to force him to denounce his faith.

“If you won’t go back, we will hit you until you die,” Cheu’s brother and uncle threatened.

Around dusk, Cheu prayed to God for guidance and asked the Lord to forgive him and his two family members who were hurting him. They only untied him when he told them that he would go back to his old faith.

Fortunately, Cheu’s pregnant wife went to his in-laws in another village prior to the incident. When his brother and uncle let him go, he slept at his house and rose early the next day to pick up his wife. They rode a bus and escaped to Vientiane, where a Christian congregation welcomed them and treated them life family.

“Until now, my uncle and brother and my family still don’t know where I am, and I heard that they are looking for me,” Cheu continued. “I also heard that the village chief, my brother and uncle said that if I come back to our home in our village, they would hit me over and over again until I die.”

Cheu admits that he misses his mother, but he is happy that he can freely worship Jesus in his new-found home. He also vowed to stay in the village in Vientiane where he can grow in his Christian faith. (source)

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