Fungchatou (Fung) and Kalia were born in Laos to two non-Christian families. By the grace of God, their families eventually made it to America and became Christians. In 2000, Kalia graduated with her Master’s degree in Community Health Education, and Fung graduated with his Ph.D. in Urban Studies. In 2007, Fung graduated from St. Louis Seminary and was ordained as a LCMS Pastor. From 2007 to 2013, LCMS World Mission sent Fung and Kalia to Indonesia and Cambodia as missionaries. In December of 2013, they returned to Minnesota, and Fung became the Executive Director for Lutheran Inter City Network Coalition-Twin Cities (LINC-TC).
Currently, Fung, Kalia and Mercy are serving the Lord in Thailand. Fung’s primary ministry is to improve the theological training that is currently going on with the Hmong pastors and leaders in Southeast Asia, where there are over two million Hmong still don’t know Jesus. He also provides support and discipleship training to the local Hmong Christian congregations to do outreach, start new ministries and plant more churches. Kalia’s primary ministries will be to assist an organization called “South East Asia Christian Services” by providing leadership and Christian education to the students and staff at Ban Hmong’s Hope Center, and initiates a deaconess training program for the Hmong women while finishing up her doctoral study in Higher Education from the Bethel University.
Pastor Fung and Kalia have two children: Gaozong Faith, who is now 19 years old and attending Concordia University St. Paul, and a eight year old son named Xozong Mercy. Mercy is attending Varee Chiangmai International School.
The Lo family is thankful to the Lord for providing them with the opportunity to join Him in His ministry of equipping His saints for His work of seeking and saving the lost among the Hmong people in Southeast Asia. They appreciate your prayers and pledges of financial support.
One of the Lo’s favorite Bible verses is Colossians 3:23-24, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
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