“In this village, many people do not have their own Bible.”
Bringing bibles and literacy to rural Laos.
June 01, 2022Print this article
Poverty and illiteracy are prominent obstacles to many living in rural Laos — including many Laotian Christians. Many faithful Laotians come from oppressed minority groups and do not have access to the Bibles they yearn for. This means that connecting with Scripture is yet another struggle they face.
“In this village, many people do not have their own Bible,” says one faithful volunteer, Nalong*.
“Some people cannot afford to buy a Bible.”
But there is still hope for those far away from cities and resources, and for those too poor to access Scripture. Thanks to our generous partners, Nalong and other volunteers are able to teach children at their church using Bibles supplied through the Bible Society.
Nalong is thankful that she can help young people read Scripture and grow their understanding of God’s Word. She says, “I am happy because the children focus on the Bible reading lessons and are now able to read.”
Members of the local clergy are thankful for the Bibles as well. One pastor said, “I’m grateful that the Bible Society has brought Bibles to our church. We also distribute these Bibles to those who do not have one, so that they can know the love of Jesus Christ.”
We are thankful for our partners for helping children and adults learn and grow closer to Gods.
*Name changed for privacy
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