The Taket live in the Nambak District of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos. It is an area dominated by Hmong, Khmu and Lao people. Although the Taket live in the northern part of Luang Prabang Province, a considerable distance from the provincial capital, they came under the powerful influence of the King of Laos prior to 1975.
There are no known Christians among the Taket, but in recent years thousands of people in their province have come to Christ. As a result, when the United Nations recently declared Luang Prabang a World Heritage Site, the authorities used the announcement as a pretext "for the arrest and removal of all Christians from the city and surrounding areas. Since the historical city was Buddhist, the authorities say, the World Heritage Site must be Buddhist as well... Christian leaders and church members are put in jail for their faith... Fully armed troops or police, together with government authorities, move from village to village, forcing people to sign a document of resignation from Christianity. Those who refuse to sign are threatened, chased from their land or separated from their families. The troops and police encircle the village until the Christians sign the documents and close the church before moving on to another village."
The Taket people need to allow Jesus Christ to bless their lives. First, someone needs to go to them.
Pray the movement taking place in Luang Prabang would spread to the unreached Taket people.
Ask God to send workers to make Taket disciples who will make more disciples.
Pray the church in Laos would become a missionary church, sending evangelists to every part of the nation.
Peoples of Laos, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission
Scripture Prayers for the Taket in Laos.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Taket|
|People Name in Country||Taket|
|Population this Country||700|
|Population all Countries||700|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Persecution Rank||31 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Luang Prabang, Nambak district. Source: Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999|