Christian relief and development organization, World Vision, runs a program called iREAD in Laos. The program, funded by the Japanese government, supports children and teachers to increase literacy and comprehension rates. The program was welcomed during the COVID-19 pandemic when many schools closed, and children’s education suffered. Pray for children to grow in their confidence to read. Pray that good education will open doors for poor families and communities. Praise God that Jesus’ birth brings hope for the future (The Bible, Proverbs 23:18).