Outreach – Laos
St Georges has a close relationship with Laos, one of our important near neighbours, through the ministry of ARDA (Anglican Relief and Development Agency) and CHS (Church of the Holy Spirit)
CHS (Church of the Holy Spirit in Vientiane)
The Church of the Holy Spirit is a vibrant congregation in Vientiane serving the international community based in the capital. The Church is made up of a stable core of foreigners living and working in Vientiane and numbers are augmented by tourists and those visiting with a view to serving in this needy country. The Church is led by Pastor Tony Paton and he is ably assisted by gifted lay members. There is active and growing ministry to adults and children alike. Corporate worship is held on Sunday mornings at 10am. The Church also seeks to help the local community, through supporting initiatives for better health, education and prisoner welfare.
For CHS website, click here
ARDA (Anglican Relief and Development Agency)
ARDA has a business license to operate in the field of education. ARDA started with a small language school in Vientiane in 1992 and now has 6 centres. There are 4 Language Centres – one in the capital Vientiane, one in the north at Luang Prabang, one in Savannakhet and one in the south at Pakse. There is also a Skills Centre for rural young people on the outskirts of Vientiane and a Hope Centre for street children in the Capital.
ARDA aims to provide quality education, especially to the poor and disadvantaged. The ARDA centres are staffed by gifted and committed people who not only teach language and skills to Lao people, but reach out in love and service.
St Georges is committed to support all that God is doing through the ministry of CHS and ARDA by regular prayer.
If you are keen to know more of St George’s work in Laos or would wish participate in the church’s committments there, please contact our church administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org