Peoples of the Northern Mountains of Laos

Numbering at 800 inhabitants, the Taket people are one of the many ethnic groups in Laos. They live in the northern Nambak district of Luang Prabang, home to the Hmong, Khmer, and Lao people. Primarily, the Taket are ethnoreligious, meaning their beliefs are directly tied to their ethnic identity and culture. The Taket are classified as unengaged and unreached, but, in recent years, thousands in their region have come to know Christ as their Savior. However, after Luang Prabang became a World Heritage Site under UNESCO in 1995, local authorities have sought to remove all Christians in or around the city, believing that it compromised their culture, which is historically Buddhist. Because of this, Christians are threatened, imprisoned, and alienated. Pray that God will give them the strength and courage to stand on His truth as they are persecuted. Please pray that the Taket believers will remain bold in their faith to continue to share the gospel through the fear of persecution.