Vientiane, Laos: Urban and Rural Mission Reaches New Milestones
By: Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and Adventist Review, courtesy Adventist Review
Seventh-day Adventists in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos have recently reached several milestones in their mission initiatives, regional Adventist leaders reported. They said they are happy to share some of the results of what they believe have been successful outreach programs across the country.
Urban Mission Success
Inspired by the “Mission to the Cities” and “Urban Centers of Influence” initiatives introduced by the world church’s Adventist Mission organization, local churches in Laos’s capital city, Vientiane (population: 950,000), developed new strategies and centers to share the Adventist lifestyle with people living there.
Recently, a business owner and family learned about Jesus Christ through the urban outreach of the church. In April 2021, they decided to commit their lives to God through baptism. People joining the church in Laos often come from rural areas, minority groups, or people with economic challenges. This baptism marks new success in the mission to reach the majority group and urban, middle, and upper-class people in Vientiane.