Katang of Laos The Katang are dispersed over a widespread area of southern Laos. In some of the more remote locations, the Katang live in houses made of braided leaves. In recent decades, however, many Katang have moved down from the hills onto the plains, where they have lost much of their cultural heritage and are on the way to assimilation into Lao culture and language. Although most Katang have absolutely no awareness of the Gospel or the claims of Jesus Christ, there is one Katang church in Laos, with approximately 100 known believers. They have faced great opposition from local authorities, shamans, and community leaders, who believe the presence of the Christians will bring a curse on the village from the spirits they have worshipped for countless generations. Most Katang are too bound by fear to consider converting to Christianity.
Ministry Obstacles Fear of change and fear of spirits form formidable obstacles to the Gospel.
Outreach Ideas Perhaps the Lord will lead people who know how to tell stories from scripture to the Katang tribe. Pray for prepared hearts among the Katang.
Pray for the followers of Christ Please pray for the Katang church, that the people will be fully delivered from their past history of superstition and the worship of created things.
Pray for the entire people group Pray the Katang tribe will understand the importance of providing a good education for their children, and will be able to provide that education.
Scripture Focus "Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:18-19