The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our siblings doing mission and ministry around the world.
In the country of Laos in southeast Asia, worshipers gather together in sunlit homes where they study scriptures, pray, and sing. Held back by formal restrictions and the difficulty of travel, Laotian United Methodists labor with patience. Congregations grow as friends and family members come around one or two at a time. They have also begun reaching out into communities by offering vocational training, creating educational opportunities, empowering women, and strengthening the local economy.
This month, please pray for:
- Week 1: An increase in covenant partnerships for missionaries and ministries in Laos.
- Week 2: Sustainable programs to help alleviate poverty and support local churches in Laos.
- Week 3: Official, government recognition and registration of the Methodist Church in Laos.
- Week 4: Financial support for local pastors in Laos, who may be unable to afford even basic necessities.
Never doubt that your prayers make a difference!