Jeng in Laos

Unreached of the Day  9/27/2021

Jeng in Laos

In 1936, the Jeng fled Vietnam for Laos, where they lost some of their cultural uniqueness. Today they live in six villages where they engage in rice farming along main highways. One thing they did not lose was their traditional animism. Indeed, they resisted Buddhist efforts to convert them. They are linguistically and historically related to the Oy and Brau peoples of Laos, among whom are some followers of Christ. Unfortunately, there are no believers among the Jeng.

Ministry Obstacles

Resistance to Buddhism conditions them to resist any belief system which denies the trappings of animism.

Outreach Ideas

Their residence along major communication arteries opens them to outside ideas; and thus, to evangelism by Oy and Brau followers of Jesus.

Scripture Focus

"Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."  John 3:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many in this people group are born again and enter into the Kingdom of God.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the small Brau and Oy churches would take advantage of the communication routes to evangelize the Jeng through word, deed and power encounter. Pray that God would work in the Jeng people to embracing the ways of Jesus Christ for all of their families and villages.



People Name Jeng
Pronunciationjang
Country Laos
10/40 Window Yes
Population 9,000
World Population 9,000
Language Oy
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Bible Unspecified
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image