Between the first and sixth centuries AD, the area inhabited by the Kaseng was a center of the Mon-Khmer Funan Kingdom, and then part of the Chenla Kingdom (sixth to eighth centuries). Many ruins remain today from that golden area of the Khmer civilization. The Kaseng today are animists. They have never embraced Buddhism. The Kaseng believe spirits can destroy crops, bring sickness and epidemics, and can disguise themselves as people or animals. A host of different deities and spirits are appeased, in order to bring peace and prosperity to their community.
Laos does not provide easy access to Christian workers coming from outside the country. The Kaseng are such a small group they may be difficult to find.
Two Gospel recordings exist in their language. Pray for the vision of nearby believers to use these tools to bring them the gospel.
There are likely no followers of Jesus Christ in this tribe today, but pray that hearts will even now be prepared to receive the Gospel and its messengers. Ask the Lord to protect the Kaseng from the control of evil spiritual influences. Pray for freedom for them to understand and believe the Gospel when it comes.
Scripture Prayers for the Kasseng in Laos.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kasseng|
|People Name in Country||Kasseng|
|Population this Country||1,700|
|Population all Countries||1,700|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Persecution Rank||31 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Attapu and Xekong provinces, Sanxai, Xaisettha, Dakchung, and Lamam districts Source: Faces of the Unreached in Laos, 1999|