Laos is an almost forgotten country in Southeast Asia. Still under a Marxist system, this nation is moving in the direction of neighbors like China and Vietnam. Since much of society is still based on local subsistence agriculture, providing hands-on education in such areas as land management, crops, livestock care and farm management provides a door of entry and spiritual influence in this primarily Buddhist culture.
Laos is experiencing rapid church growth despite restrictions and persecution. Almost all of the evangelism is led by indigenous Laotians.
Laos’ biggest agricultural export is coffee.
A full 80% of all Laotian work is in agriculture.