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.
There are almost no believers among the Tai Nua people in Vietnam, and the region where they live is mainly animistic.
There are Bible portions in this language. Believers can distribute them in Tai Nua villages.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Psalm 19:1
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!
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|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|