Day 11

DECEMBER | 2021

Laos

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Laos police recently seized the largest-ever drug haul in recorded Asian history. A vast quantity of crystal meth and methamphetamine tablets were intercepted near the border with Thailand and Myanmar. The illegal drug industry is a major focus of international and local police in the region. Into this horrendous industry, we declare that a child is born, a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Pray that those involved in the drug industry would find it in their hearts to repent (The Bible, Isaiah 9:6).

Source: Laos makes Asia’s largest ever drug bust (BBC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Laos is one of the world’s few remaining communist states, enduring as a one-party socialist Marxist republic supported financially by China and Vietnam. Economic progress was made in the last few years, with poverty, education, and health outcomes improved, but COVID-19 has significantly set back the pace of this growth. At one point, persecution of Christian Believers was mandated by the federal government, however, their stance has changed over the last two decades.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Chuomaly Sayasone
HEAD OF GOV.
President Thongsing Thammavong
POPULATION
6,912,000
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
22
REFUGEES
7,559
LIFE EXPECTANCY
63.88 yrs
LITERACY RATE
73%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
22%