Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Laos Mission Initiative

Laos Mission Initiative

Advance #14927A

#14927A - Supporting church and community development, pastors, leadership development, education, and lay formation

Annual Goal:$113,000.00
Partner:The UMC, Laos Mission Initiative

Describe the need affecting constituents.

Laos is one of the poorest counties in the world. The pastors and local communities need support in the face of restrictions on religious practice, poverty, ethnic diversity and low levels of education. Despite the adversity, Lao Samphan Methodist Church is a growing Methodist Community with needs for pastor support, leadership development and economic development.

Describe the purpose of the project.

The Lao Mission Initiative Advance supports the work of the Church and Community Development in Laos through the Lao Samphan Methodist Church (LSMC).

Describe the primary goal of the project.

The Laos Mission Initiative Advance will Support The Lao Samphan Methodist Church (LSMC) to accomplish the following: 1) To provide a monthly supplement to 65 Pastors for a Year. 2) To hold quarterly national leadership meetings. 3) To provide annually two national spiritual advancement and leadership training for pastors, lay leaders, men, women, or youth. 4) To foster partnerships with government officials, and ministries to meet the needs of local people. 5) To provide school registration fees and school supplies for at least 500 children each year. 6) To provide resources for at least 5 community water projects per year. 7) To identify 4 unique community/economic development projects per year. 8) To develop at least five new congregations each year. 9) To provide course of Bible study to 40 lay preachers per year. 10) To recruit and provide initial training to 15 new lay preachers each year. 12) To purchase 700 Bibles and hymnals. 13) To pay tuition fees for eight students to go to the Bible Seminary / College students.

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Advance Giving - Match Up
Local Contribution (Cash)
Local Contribution (in-kinds, labor, skills)
GBGM Grant
Others - Share: Computers/ vehicles
Others : Gifts , Donations


Government Relations / Community Development
Children's Ministry
Youth Scholarship
Youth Organization
Resource Materials
GM Administration, Visitation, etc.
Miscellaneous Expenses (Taxes, Repairs, Others)
6 Wells
Support for Vehicles, Computers
Pastors' Salaries
Evangelization/Administration Fund (by Province)
Congregational Developemnt
Leadership Development

Project Contact

Joel Rabb
(614) 937-3419

Global Ministries Contact

Myungim Kim
(404) 460-7677