Many of the Laotians came to America from Laos as refugees after the Vietnam War and after Laos became a communist country about thirty to forty years ago.
A large number of Laotian Americans live in California. Many live in the San Francisco Bay region, in Fort Worth and in the Sacramento and Seattle regions.
Laotian Americans tend to live below the poverty level. Many leave high school. They speak Lao and English.
The Laotian Americans have many Buddhist temples in the USA. There is an online magazine LaoAmericans.com that gives stories of Laotian Americans. Some of them have achieved success at badminton.
* Pray that in America that some who are Christians will help lead the Laotians to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that many will improve their economic situations.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-17|
|People Name General||Lao|
|People Name in Country||Lao|
|Population in United States||207,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||5 to 6|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Eastern Thai, Lào, Lao Boc, Lao Noi, Lao Wiang, Lao-Lu, Lao-Noi, Laotian Tai, Laotian Thai, Lum Lao, Phou Lao, Rong Kong, Tai Lao, Ts'un Lao|
Primary Language: Lao
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1926-1973)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Lao|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|