Laos pastor abducted, tortured, and killed
Government authorities are highly suspected to be the cause of the murder of a pastor and father of eight children in Laos.
Pastor Seetoud of the Nakai District in the Khammouane Province was abducted, tortured, and killed while he was on his way to minister in a village 60 miles from his home. His body was severely disfigured, his Bible was found near his body, and motorcycle just off the main road.
Morning Star News reports that two other Christians who had planned to join pastor for the meeting in the village said he was delayed because two unidentified officials were questioning him about his activities and reasons for travel to the town.
According to Open Doors, Laos is the 26th worst country for the persecution of Christians.
Nigerian Muslims killed 4,000 Christians this year
Thus far, in 2022, Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria have killed at least 4,000 Christians and abducted more than 2,300, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law
130,000 U.S. tech layoffs in 2022 so far
Big layoffs have started in the United States.
Amazon has announced 10,000 layoffs to commence this week, amounting to 3% of its corporate workforce. Facebook is also shedding 11,000 jobs. That’s about 13% of its workforce. Meantime, following Elon Musk’s buyout, Twitter has laid off half its workforce of 8,000 employees along with 4,400 of its 5,500 contract employee base.
In 2022, Layoffs.fyi reports there have been 130,000 tech layoffs involving 788 tech companies.
Big Tech’s persecution of conservative, Christian groups
Napa Legal Institute has reported on Big Tech’s de-platforming and other forms of persecution that have been let loose on Christians over the last few years.
The report indicated 27 instances of high-profile Christian, pro-life, pro-family ministries persecuted by Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok, since 2020.
Psalm 37:1-3 comes to mind. “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”