Lao People's Democratic Republic LA

1,995,121

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

197,351

Indicated decisions 2014

7.0 million

Population

218,000

Christians
170,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Population- 28.42% (11th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 29.13% (12th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 224.05% (7th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 2.81% (5th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 2.88% (6th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 22.16% (11th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    139/187
  • Internet Access

    12.50% (120th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Lao-Tai (59.2%); Mon-Khmer (28.1%); Hmong-Mien (4%); Tibetan-Himalayan (2.7%); Vietnamese (1.6%); Chinese (1.5%).
  • Common Languages

    Lao
  • Economy

    About 80% of people rely on subsistence farming; Government has opened up for investment.
    Poor infrastructure and corruption hinder progress; One of Asia’s poorest countries.
    Trafficking of drugs and people and drug addiction hinder the economic growth.
  • History / Politics

    Independence occurred in 1954 from France; Laos communists in control by 1975.
    The communist party still has control and limits freedom.
  • Spirituality

    Church growth has been rapid even under government restrictions and persecution.
    The government recognizes 2 protestant groups, in which most of the growth happens.
    There is also a large group of underground house churches.
    About 90% of trained ministers left in 1975; current leaders need training and materials.
    Most of Laos remains unevangelized; Government prohibits missionaries.
  • Prayers

    Pray for continued rapid growth in the Christian population and reduced persecution.
    Pray for the continued development of the underground churches.
    Pray for safety from the government for pastors and other Christian workers.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.