La Hu

The La Hu of northern Vietnam also live in China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. While there are several thousand believers among the La Hu in these other countries, there are no known believers among the La Hu in Vietnam. The La Hu believe in a supreme god name G'ui Sha. Please pray that the La Hu of northern Vietnam will have a hunger and thirst to know the Most High God who created them and loves them deeply.

The La Hu at a Glance

  • La Hu Population in Vietnam: 9,700 (also living in China, Myanmar, and Thailand)
  • Primary Language: Lahu
  • Primary Occupation: Farming
  • Average Income: $70 per month (estimate)
  • Average Education Level: 8th grade
  • Primary Religion: Animism
  • Number of Known Christians: 0
  • Christian Resources Currently Available: the Jesus Film, some Gospel recordings
  • Status: Unreached in Vietnam

Pray for the La Hu

Use the requests, prayers, and Scripture below to guide your prayers for the La Hu over the next week.


Pray that the La Hu Christians who live in other Asian countries will have a burden to come share the Gospel with the La Hu of Vietnam.

Father, it is my prayer that You will lead the La Hu by ways they have not known and that You will guide them along unfamiliar paths. Father God, turn the darkness into light before the La Hu and make the rough places smooth, for You have promised You will do it and that You will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16)


As the La Hu see the beautiful scenery of the mountains, valleys, and rivers that surrounds them, ask God to reveal Himself to them as the Creator God.

Father, as your Word promises, may the heavens declare your glory, may the skies proclaim the work of your hands to the La Hu. (Psalm 19:1)


Ask God to use the Jesus Film and the few La Hu Gospel Recordings that are available to spread the Good News of salvation among the La Hu.

Lord, beckon the La Hu to come and reason together with You. May the sins of the La Hu, which are like scarlet, be as white as snow. Even though they are red as crimson, make them like wool. (Isaiah 1:18-19)


Ask God to call out national church planters and evangelists who have a zeal and passion for planting churches among the La Hu.

Father, may the La Hu come and bow down and worship and kneel before You their Maker, for You are their God and they are the people of Your pasture, the flock under Your care. May the La Hu hear Your voice today and not harden their hearts. (Psalm 95:6-8)


Pray that the hearts of the La Hu will be open to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and that they will hunger and thirst after Him.

Father, I ask that the La Hu would be still, and know that You are God. You, O Lord, will be exalted among the La Hu. You, O Lord, will be exalted in the earth. For the earth is Yours and everything in it, the world, and all the La Hu. Rise up, O God, for the La Hu people are Your inheritance. (Psalms 46:10; 24:1; 82:8)


Pray that every La Hu person in northern Vietnam will soon have an opportunity to hear and respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Father, I ask that You would open the eyes of the La Hu and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to You, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified. (Acts 26:18)


Pray that there will soon be a church in every La Hu village!

Father, I thank You that as the La Hu wait patiently for You, that You will turn to them and hear their cry. Lord, I ask that You would lift them out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. Set the feet of the La Hu on a rock and give them a firm place to stand. Put a new song in the mouths of the La Hu, a hymn of praise to You, God. May the La Hu see and fear and put their trust in You, Lord. (Psalm 40:1-3)