URGENT: Laos Spotlight
Where We Work Laos

Laos

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
33
Religion
Buddhist
Security Tier
03
Engagement Scale
03
Literacy Rate
84.7%
People Groups
128
Unreached People Groups
109
Population unreached
78.7%

Climate: Tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April)

Terrain: Mostly rugged mountains; some plains and plateaus

Environment Issues: Unexploded ordnance; deforestation; soil erosion; loss of biodiversity; water pollution, most of the population does not have access to potable water

Languages: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages

Government Type: Communist State

How to Pray

Communism prevents Christian converts from expressing their faith freely. Communities are often encouraged by local officials to apply pressure to Christians living among them. Though the government has initiated a new program called “freedom of religion and belief,” it’s unclear as to whether there will be any lasting, positive impact for those not adhering to a Buddhist belief system.

01
Pray for rural, underground churches to be protected from watchful eyes so that members can grow in their knowledge of Christ.
02
Pray for a change of heart in the leaders of provinces that remain intent on removing a Christian presence.
03
Pray for continued opportunities to support Laotian Christ-followers with Christian materials, discipleship training, and humanitarian aid.

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