Lao in Laos

The Lao belong to the Tai linguistic group which began migrating southward from China in the first millennium AD, and which are now the politically and culturally dominant group in Laos. Theravada Buddhism is a dominant influence in Lao culture, but many elements of Lao culture predate Buddhism. The government strictly censors content from the outside world, but many Laotians access the outside world through Thai television programs.

Ministry Obstacles
The religion of the Lao creates a very different worldview than that of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Changing worldviews is difficult and stressful.

Outreach Ideas
Christian television and radio can be used to bring the good news of Christ to the Lao.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christian believers among the Lao, that they will fellowship together faithfully, being instructed adequately in the faith. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Lao will not find satisfaction in their current religion, but rather will hunger to know the living Christ.

Scripture Focus
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name; make known among the nations what He has done.” Psalm 105:1


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Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 65 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit, watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement on Saturday 5th April 2014 awaiting major surgery to re-align right knee. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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