Laos [the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic] is one of the world’s poorest countries. It is spiritually hungry, but restrictions on Christian witness, persecution and a lack of mature church leadership hampers the spread of the gospel.
How to Pray
- The Church still faces restrictions and persecution. Pray for God’s blessing on the Lao government that it will govern the nation with justice.
- Pray that the evangelical church will take up its place in training and sending its people for cross-cultural ministry service and fulfilling the Great Commission.
- There has been significant reconciliation between the registered and unregistered church leaders in 2006 and 2007. This is something to praise God for but do continue to pray for unity, integrity, transparency, and godly leadership in the Church.
- Pray for helpful partnerships to be forged between the maturing Lao church leadership and the foreign missionary community. Pray against hurtful dependency on foreign money.
- Pray for the ongoing lay church leadership training that is happening.
- May these programmes bring renewal in the Church, faith in Lao leaders to trust God for the impossible, and significant evangelistic outreach into the most remote areas of the country.
- Pray for ongoing Bible translation projects in a couple of minority languages. Pray for the local national translators and their helpers to be focused, adequately funded and for good progress in the translation projects.
- Radio broadcasts have been a very effective tool to reach the remote tribes in Laos for many years now. Pray for those producing the programmes. FEBC has good daily radio programmes in the Hmong Daw, Hmong Njua, Khmu and Lao languages. Some other languages get small air time like the Lahu, and Black Tai languages. Pray for a good reception and spiritual response.