The Mekong River flows through a rich tapestry of over 100 people groups in East Asia. These peoples are spread through five countries; China, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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News & Stories from Mekong Minorities

Reaching out with love (and cookies) in Thailand

An OMF family in Thailand shares about the opportunities to serve in their community over the last few weeks.

New! – Praying down the Mekong River

We are excited to present you with our new Mekong Prayer Guide. Download here. Like a river, a movement is not static nor constrained. A river keeps on flowing and is able to flow across different geographical boundaries to bring life to vast areas. Mekong people groups live across geographical boundaries and in multiple countries. [...]

Peoples of the Mekong

The Word for a New Generation: Updating a Bible Script

In 1866, American Baptist missionary Josiah Nelson Cushing arrived in Burma (now called Myanmar) as a missionary appointed to the Shan people. Few, if any, of the Shan people in Southeast Asia had heard about the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Cushing’s and his fellow missionaries’ efforts, that was about to change.   Mine is the [...]

Ministering as a Professional Big Sister

  Through my time as a boarding home assistant (or “Professional Big Sister, as I like to be called), Christ has granted me a place of work, worship, and family while allowing my time here to be purposeful. As I began the process of application for this position, I had one thing in focus: to [...]

What Do Prayer Walks Achieve? A Church’s Birth Story

The Sunny people are hard to reach. Not just spiritually, but physically. Living in remote mountains and valleys in East Asia, straight, well-paved roads can be hard come by if you want to visit a Sunny village. And so you have to improvise. Maybe ride a dirt bike or a bicycle or a pickup truck. [...]

Global Prayer Focus for the Tai Dam

  You may have never met a Tai Dam person. Never climbed the steps up into their home or sat around the fire with them. Never eaten their sticky rice or listened to their singing. You may not meet a single one of them until Heaven, but you can have an influence on them today [...]

July for the Hani People

  Cathy is a Hani girl born with a disability. Her family wanted her to stay home to do housework after she graduated from the village’s junior high school. Cathy cried for many days until her family agreed to let her go to school, if she could find one that was free. By God’s Grace, [...]

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