In October, Brunei hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings. While the situation in Myanmar dominated the discussions, some used the opportunity to comment on Brunei’s appalling human rights record. The comments were about the lack of religious freedom. Non-Muslims consistently face discrimination on all fronts; they aren’t allowed to worship freely. As we celebrate the coming of Jesus, we pray for Brunei, a nation where any kind of Christmas celebration (and even decorations) is banned. We declare that our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death (The Bible, Psalm 68:20).