My daughter was here recently so I decided I’d better “gen up” on it-what do you know about Laos?? This predominantly Buddhist nation seems determined to stamp out Christianity.
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All info except pictures thanks to Operation World
Here is a typical small unreached people group:
|Sila of LaosThe Sila inhabit the hilly, tropical forests just north of Muong Hai in north central Laos. Like other Tibeto-Burman peoples, the Sila migrated from southern China. The hill peoples such as the Sila are hunters and gatherers of forest products, as well as farmers. The Sila practice an ethnic religion which is a blend of animism and ancestor worship. Animism includes the belief that forces and aspects of nature (wind, rivers, trees, earth) are attached to spirits or supernatural beings. Ancestor worship involves praying to the spirits of deceased ancestors for protection, guidance, or blessings. They believe that ancestral spirits are alive and must be fed and cared for.Ministry Obstacles
No scripture or other resources are available in the Sila language.Outreach Ideas
Workers who know how to communicate the Gospel in oral form are needed for this small people group.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the entire people group