I just learned to know that 2 days ago 8 of our friends are arrested in Laos for having Christmas activities in a village. 1 is bailed out, 7 others awaiting "a miracle"..for each person the amont to be released is the equivalent of 8000baht and one "big" cow. this is no less than state organized kidnapping for ransom. lawyers in Thailand will report this to Human rights as Laos is breaking their own constitution law section 30 guaranteeing "no harm for any religion"...as they told me. Please pray for these people!