Tai Nua in Vietnam

Unreached of the Day  2/08/2021

Tai Nua in Vietnam

This Tai Nua group is mostly found in southern China, but also in northern Vietnam and Myanmar. After a Tai Nua wedding ceremony the bridegroom goes to live with his bride's family. Traditionally he must take with him gifts of tea, rice, meat, bananas, four eggs and two salted fish for his new in-laws. Upon arrival, the village elder takes the packets of tea and rice out to the road and calls on the spirits of heaven and earth to witness the marriage. He then ties a white thread seven times around the wrist of the bride and once around the wrist of the groom to indicate their unbreakable commitment to each other.

Ministry Obstacles

There are almost no believers among the Tai Nua people in Vietnam, and the region where they live is mainly animistic.

Outreach Ideas

There are Bible portions in this language. Believers can distribute them in Tai Nua villages.

Scripture Focus

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."  Psalm 19:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from today’s people group will look to the sky, see God’s artwork, and commit themselves to following this awesome savior!

Prayer Focus

Pray that the few Tai Nua people who call Jesus "Lord" would let the light of the Holy Spirit shine before their neighbors, friends and family members. Pray that they would have the gift of healing, so they can demonstrate the power and goodness of the Lord. Pray for at least 12 pioneer workers to go to the Tai Nua people in Vietnam with the gospel. Pray for openness to the gospel among Tai Nua elders and commoners. Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions of the risen Christ to these people who have very little chance to hear his name. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to transform Tai Nua communities.

People Name Tai Nua
Pronunciationtie NOO-ah
Country Vietnam
10/40 Window Yes
Population 109,000
World Population 723,000
Language Tai Nua
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image