Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD)
[Laos] The Hmong people in Laos live in poverty, but Seventh-day Adventist Church members are enthusiastic with their praise for God. Women are active in leading Sabbath programs and church activities in four churches located in this area. The Kwang Si church has its own home school. Pastor Tong purchased 25 book bags, paper, pens, and other items for these students, but many more unchurched children also need education and school supplies.
Thailand Mission donated two industrial sewing machines for women and girls to make bags and handcrafts in a Women's Ministries microbusiness. They need more sewing machines to create sufficient income.
A number of adults, particularly women who cannot read and write, wish to study the Bible and eagerly desire literacy programs. Even literate women need Bibles.
The lack of Bibles, education, and income does not stop these women from testifying to God's love and care.
If you would like to contribute a monetary donation, please contact GCWM. Email TimonR@gc.adventist.org or telephone 1 (301) 680-6608.
Contributed by Sim Sew Moi, Southeast Asia Union Mission Women’s Ministries and Children’s Ministries director