Missionaries With Home Field Advantage
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
Praying for each of you every day!
— Kenneth S., FL
God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.
— Sheila B., CA
Top 5 People Groups
Tai Kao: 295,000
Hmong Daw: 256,000
Phu Thai: 238,000
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. Christmas outreach celebrations reaching thousands of people in Laos become the fountainhead for church-planting in this 59.6-percent Buddhist country. For $300 a congregation can provide the gift of the gospel through a community-wide Christmas party with food, gifts, and sharing the gospel ...
LAOS. Christmas is the most strategic time to reach people with the gospel. Christ for Laos wants to help churches host outreach celebrations, which include a special meal, gifts and the sharing of the story of Christ’s birth, as well as the gospel, through songs, skits and preaching ($300 per outreach). ...
September 24, 2015 - Christians in Laos who pray for the sick suffer under the charge of acting as "illegal doctors,” according to a court ruling, and in one village a Christian family faces the death penalty for angering village spirits. Read more.
March 12, 2015 - Unless five pastors imprisoned as “illegal doctors” for praying for healing for a dying woman withdraw their appeal, Lao authorities are threatening to increase their sentences. Read more.