The Voice of the Martyrs "Somchi" is an outcast in her village in Laos. Even family members have turned against her. And when villagers found a Bible in her home, they proclaimed, "We need to destroy it!" They believed the Bible was causing her mother's illness.
"My villagers still hate me and mock me, like they mocked Jesus on the cross," Somchi told VOM. "It is the world's right to hate us or to love us. But for me, I will follow Jesus."
In restricted nations around the world, Bibles are burned, shredded or confiscated every day. Those opposed to the gospel can destroy Bibles, but they cannot destroy the faith of those like Somchi.