Church Planting Among the Akha People with Pastor John


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About the Ministry

The Akha people are essentially refugees in any country where they live. They originated in Tibet and over many generations, have migrated to China, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. But even if they live in Thailand, they aren't given Thai citizenship. They are only given a refugee card to stay in limited areas.

There are around 2 million Akhas around the world. The Akha Light Foundation is under the leadership of an Akha pastor, lovingly referred to as Akha John. The Foundation focuses on church planting among the Akha people in Thailand and surrounding countries, training church leaders through the Akha Missionary Bible Seminary, and running the House of Light. The House of Light is an orphanage for Akha children rescued from slave labor and the sex trade.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that many more will hear the gospel, and that Jesus grows his church among the Akha people
  • Pray for the persecution of Christians in Laos, China, and Vietnam
  • That God would open the door for evangelism in Vietnam
  • Pray for grace and wisdom for the caregivers at the House of Light.
  • That churches and believers in Laos and China would grow in the faith
  • Pray for the students at the Bible college that they would have the courage to stand for the Lord in trials

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Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy, we do not give up. (2 Corinthians 4:1)