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Laos Stick Game

Children in Laos enjoy a game somewhat like the traditional American game of jacks. Players sit on the ground and use small bamboo sticks to play. They toss one stick in the air, then quickly pick up another off the ground while the first is in the air. They try to catch the tossed stick in the same hand before it falls to the ground. Try using two sticks about 3 to 5 inches long and see if you can do it!

Laos: “Jesus Kid” Kicked Out of Town


“Kids at school make fun of me and call me a ‘Jesus kid,’” said Bua, a 13-year-old Christian girl who is a member of the Khmu tribe in Laos. “They told me not to hang out with them, not to go find food with them, and not to walk to school with them. I ride my bicycle to school.”

Khmu families are often poor. They get water from a well, and they eat food they find in the jungle. Bua cooks soup with vegetables from the jungle and rat soup with rats that have been trapped or hunted.

Sometimes non-Christians in Laos wonder if someone is paying Khmu people to be Christians. “What do you get for being a Christian?” kids in Bua’s class at school ask her.

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Laos: Kids Lead Parents to Christ


Khamsouk is an 11-year-old Khmu boy in Laos, about the age of the boy in the photo. (The Khmu are a tribal group in Laos.) Khamsouk’s older brother, Kong, was naughty and disobeyed his parents. “I liked doing what I liked to do,” said Kong. “It made my parents sad.”

Kong visited a grown-up brother who no longer lived at home. The older brother told Kong about Jesus. After a while, Kong decided to give his life to Jesus! He stopped being naughty and began to obey his parents. “God can change people from bad to good,” he said.

Kong and Khamsouk’s parents were delighted with Kong’s good behavior! Then Kong led Khamsouk to Christ, too. Every night for a year, the brothers held hands and prayed that their parents would also follow Jesus. But their mother and father said to them, “You believing in Jesus is enough for us.”

Khamsouk was sad. “I feel like an orphan because you are not Christians,” he told his mom and dad. “And I want all of us to be together in heaven someday.”

Khamsouk’s words touched his mother’s heart, and she trusted in Jesus for salvation that day. Khamsouk and Kong prayed for two more years before their father came to Christ.

“Now my family is happy!” said Kong.

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Ten Bold Believers Stories from 2009

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The following stories are about kids and families who bravely continue to serve God in the face of difficulties and danger. Please pray for them and for others around the world who face similar struggles.

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Vientiane (pronounced “vyen-TYAHN”)


In area, a little larger than Minnesota.

Main Languages



At 6 am U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 7 pm in Laos.

Interesting Fact
Hundreds of mystery jars are scattered over the Plain of Jars in Laos. The huge stone containers are hundreds of years old and large enough for a person to stand in. Some scientists believe the jars were part of burial customs of ancient people.
Laos became independent from France in 1953. A communist government took control of Laos in 1975. The communists do not have a history of protecting the human rights of the people. But the leaders have given the citizens more freedom in recent years.


Most of the people of Laos are Buddhists. Many are spirit worshipers. Learn more about spirit worshipers here. Learn more about the beliefs of Buddhists here.

Local officials have tried to make Christians give up their faith in Christ. Sometimes they threaten to kick Christians out of their homes and villages, or point guns at them to make them deny Christ. Some Christians are jailed for their faith.