The Laks originated from the Zand dynasty that ruled some of southwest Iran in the eighteenth century. The Zands were expert in war, and the Laki tribes are known for their warlike qualities (being warriors). Even some Laki women joined their men in war. After the Zand dynasty declined and lost power, the Zands went back to their original home in western Iran.
Laki peoples were nomads who herded sheep and goats. They spent much time migrating between pastures in valleys and high mountains, but they did grow a few crops.
Now, most Laki tribes have abandoned their nomadic past and settled into towns and cities. The Iranian government encourages the peoples of Iran to assimilate into the Persian culture, mainly through compulsory education only available in Farsi. But the Laki are proud of their heritage and traditions, and still hold on to their own language within their home life.
More important than any person’s heritage, however, is one’s relationship with God. God gives us a new identity in Christ that is greater than any other we have.
Pray the Laki will see God as their Creator and find their identity in Christ.
Ask God to draw many Laki to themselves as His children.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17