Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!
— Donna K., PA
The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.
— Charles and Susana C., KY
Thank God for the good work you are doing.
— David E., NY
I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.
— DonnElise K.
Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.
— Janet H., MT
Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.
— Sonja K., ME
Top 5 People Groups
Tai Kao: 283,000
Hmong Daw: 245,000
Phu Thai: 228,000
Laos is a narrow, landlocked country mainly situated between Thailand and Vietnam. It is home to 135 People Groups, 113 of whom remain unreached according to the Joshua Project. The largest People Group is the Lao; Centuries ago, the Lao lived in China. However, relentless pressure by the Chinese gradually forced them southward, and many settled along the Mekong River in the eighth or ninth century. More than half of the Lao are Buddhists. They believe that right thinking, ritual sacrifices, and self-denial will enable the soul to reach nirvana (a state of eternal bliss) at death. They live in fear of their gods and constantly strive to appease them with religious chants, rituals, and sacrifices. One third of the Lao are ethnic religionists, combining folk animism (belief that non-living objects have spirits) with Buddhism. They seek help through various supernatural beings and objects. Of major importance to them are the "territorial deities."
After the communist takeover in 1975, one goal was to eradicate Christianity from the country. Even though their constitution professes freedom of religion, any expression of these beliefs must be "beneficial to the country and people." Since Buddhism has existed for centuries, it is accepted as part of the Laotian culture but Christianity is not.
Christian Aid supports indigenous missionaries who seek to work with remote tribal groups as well as give aid to Christians forced from their homes by government persecution.
Recent Prayerline Posts
LAOS. God’s kingdom is growing in spite of persecution. A native ministry provides biblical leadership training six times a year in seminars to pastors, elders and emerging leaders ($85 per leader, per seminar), which helps to create vibrant churches in a closed country. ...
LAOS. As the gospel spreads from village to village in spite of restrictions by communist officials, three house churches have swollen in number and need to expand their meeting places. Each congregation seeks five people to give $110 each for plastic roofing, wood and cement to accommodate new Christians ...