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In the late 1970s, the Southeast Asian refugees started coming to the US for their resettlement. Churches within the Presbyterian Church USA welcomed Lao refugees and started looking for ways to provide spiritual help for those who attended church regularly.

However, the sponsor churches ran into difficulty helping Lao refugees with their new lives due to language barrier, custom and culture differences, and education level.

The Rev. Dr. James Oudom became the first Laotian ordained minister in the PCUSA. Through his leadership, the National Laotian Presbyterian Council (NLPC) was established in 1991, and the Lao American Mission Partnership (LAMP) was established in 1993.  These two groups enable churches and organizations, within the PCUSA, to minister the Laotian people and provide help on their resettlement program. 

 In 1993, the Southeast Asian Lay Training program was established at Austin Seminary to equip leaders of the Southeast Asian Fellowship; they expanded in 2001.

 NLPC, LAMP, and SEA Lay Training were established for the purpose of helping leaders of churches and organizations to assist Lao refugees and new immigrants for their resettlement and ministry within the US and in the world.

Immigrants and refugee needs: legal services, jobs search and training, filling out forms for schools, doctors and hospitals, assistance with  translation and transportation, and other basic needs of newcomers. 
* Churches and Organizations: Provide workshops and training on how to work with new immigrants. Provide leadership training at Austin Theological Seminary to upgrade leadership skills to the Lao and other church leaders within PCUSA and beyond.

 
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Apr 13, 2016
“Yes, Yes or No, No”
Series: Lao Sermons
"Yes, Yes or No, No"
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  • Apr 13, 2016“Yes, Yes or No, No”
    Apr 13, 2016
    “Yes, Yes or No, No”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "Yes, Yes or No, No"
  • Apr 13, 2016“Seeking His Kingdom”
    Apr 13, 2016
    “Seeking His Kingdom”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "Seeking His Kingdom".
  • Apr 13, 2016“May Not Be As You Think”
    Apr 13, 2016
    “May Not Be As You Think”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "May Not Be As You Think".
  • Apr 13, 2016“Do What He Told You”
    Apr 13, 2016
    “Do What He Told You”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "Do What He Told You".
  • Apr 13, 2016“Discipline”
    Apr 13, 2016
    “Discipline”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "Discipline"
  • Apr 13, 2016“A Good Leader”
    Apr 13, 2016
    “A Good Leader”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "A Good Leader".
  • Apr 7, 2016“The Word Became Flesh”
    Apr 7, 2016
    “The Word Became Flesh”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "The Word Became Flesh".
  • Apr 7, 2016“To Be Clean”
    Apr 7, 2016
    “To Be Clean”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "To Be Clean".
  • Apr 7, 2016“Trust and Obey”
    Apr 7, 2016
    “Trust and Obey”
    Series: Lao Sermons
    "Trust and Obey".