Lao of Laos

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Lao of Laos

The Lao belong to the Tai linguistic group which began migrating southward from China in the first millennium after Christ, 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

People Name: Lao
Country: Laos
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,144,000
World Population: 3,459,000
Language: Lao
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image