The Isan Thai, also known as the Lao Isan, are one of the Thai peoples that have migrated in small numbers to the US. Some have come as students, others as brides, but all come as Buddhists. Those who have come to the US easily blend in socially with the more numerous Central Thai people.
It is very difficult to get a Isan Thai person to get beyond the belief that "to be Isan Thai is to be Buddhist," no matter where they live.
The Isan Thai people are famous for their delicious coconut-based curries that are popular in American cities. American believers can make friends with them at their informal restaurants, especially if they go during the slow hours.
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7
Pray that many from this “nation” will boast only in the name of the Lord.
Pray for them to be filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit in such a way that Buddhists would see that Jesus makes a huge difference in people's lives. Pray for Isan Thai people in the US to put their worth in God, not in the world system. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Isan Thai people, both in North America and in Thailand. Pray that God would call forth teams of long-term missionaries and intercessors who will commit to seeing Isan Thai people in the US begin their own Disciple Making Movement.
|People Name||Isan Thai|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|