Unreached: The Lati of Vietnam - Radical

Unreached: The Lati of Vietnam

There is no known Christian among the 13,000 Lati people living in northern Vietnam.

The Lati (also known as Lachi) are animists, worshipping a myriad of spirits and gods. A communal house sits in the midst of every Lati village full of skulls of buffalo and oxen from previous sacrifices. They seek blessings from the spirits for each harvest, holding annual rituals and praying for the seeds before they plant.

Currently, the Lati are without Scripture or any Christian resources in their own language. While efforts are ongoing to reach them with the message of Christ, the group remains unreached, not a single believer among them.

Pray for the Lati People

Ask God to send out evangelists and church planters among the Lati. Pray that they will repent of their sins and worship Jesus Christ in spirit and truth. Ask God to reveal his love and grace to the Lati people. Pray for many to gain a clear understanding that Jesus is the only way to abundant and eternal life. Also, pray that there will soon be a worshiping Christian church of redeemed Lati people in every village. Ask God to glorify the name of Jesus Christ throughout northern Vietnam, which has been under communist domination for more than 50 years. Ask him to send his messengers into every province, district, and village in northern Vietnam.


More on Vietnam and how you can pray for the people there.

Harper McKay is a missionary in Malaysia who has served as a guest contributor for Radical covering missions and work among the unreached.

Less than 1% of all money given to missions goes to unreached people and places.*

That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Let's change that!