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Congratulations on 60 years of Christian service!
— Nancy W., VA
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
God bless you all as we work together for getting the message of salvation out to the ends of the earth.
— Evelyn K., CO
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
I pray for a very blessed, peaceful Happy Thanksgiving to all my Christian Aid “family.” I thank you for all your prayerful concern for me and my family. God has been supplying all I have needed. He is truly faithful and I am so blessed. May God bless you all abundantly.
— Edith G., CA
Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.
— Von Morgan, MN
Thank you for helping God’s people.
— Terri C., IL
Top 5 People Groups
Hmong Daw: 236,000
Phu Thai: 211,000
Hmong Njua: 203,000
Laos is a narrow, landlocked country mainly situated between Thailand and Vietnam. It is home to 150 People Groups, 138 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 is a strategic time of the year to reach people in Laos with the gospel. For $300, a church can invite their whole community for a grand Christmas party, including food, gifts, and sharing the gospel through songs, skits and preaching. Pray that the government authorities will not hinder these celebrations and will listen to the gospel ...
LAOS. Christmas is a strategic time of year for reaching people in Laos with the gospel. For $300, a church can invite their whole community for a grand Christmas celebration. Food, gifts, gospel songs, preaching, and skits are used to share the Christmas story. Last year several leaders were arrested during the event because authorities were angered ...
November 3 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Join Christian Aid Mission staff and believers across the globe as we intercede for those who risk all to proclaim the good news of the Savior. Read more.
September 12, 2013 - The Constitution of Laos may guarantee religious freedom for all its citizens, but in practice Christianity is treated as the exception. The leaders of one village are enforcing their own set of rules—and local believers could be left with no place to go. Read more.
March 08, 2013 - Jailed for several weeks for making copies of a Christian video, three Lao pastors have returned safe and sound to their villages. This is a persecution story with a happy ending.
February 25, 2013 - Religious freedom? The Constitution of Laos guarantees protection for all lawful activities of the Buddhists "and of other religious followers," but violations of those rights persist against the country's minority Christian population.
April 10, 2012 – Laotian officials, who were in town for three-days of anti-Christian indoctrination, rounded up 136 local Christian families here during the Holy Week, and confiscated their church building on Good Friday eve. Read more.
March 2, 2012 - The following information from Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF) regarding two churches in Luangprabang Province was sent to Christian Aid by an indigenous ministry being assisted in Laos. Read more.
February 24, 2012 - On February 21-22, 2012, a group of 4-5 Saybuli district officials travelled to Kengweng village and conducted a seminar entitled "Tricks of the Enemy." Officials and villagers of Kengweng were asked to join the seminar. Read more.