Laos is a narrow, landlocked land between Thailand and Vietnam. It is a complex mix of 143 ethnic groups. Independent from France in 1954, the Vietnamese communist forces were in complete control by 1975. Religious restrictions have eased somewhat but churches and Christians are still watched and targeted.
There is rapid church growth led by the indigenous Laotians, but they need training and leaders. Missionaries are forbidden, and media is obstructed by the government. Pray that this will change so that they may have access to the truth and the freedom to choose.