Tai Don in Vietnam

Unreached of the Day  3/15/2021

Tai Don in Vietnam

One of the Tai Don (or White Tai) legends teaches that their ancestors emerged from a pumpkin in which they had taken shelter during a flood that had been divinely wrought to drown all mankind because of evil-doing. The Tai Don live in France, the United States, and mostly northern Vietnam, but they originally came from southern China. They engage in agriculture and fishing, and they are proud of their distinct ethnic and linguistic heritage.

Ministry Obstacles

Weekly radio broadcasts bring the gospel to the Tai Don. Scripture portions are available in their language, but the people continue to practice animism. Though they believe in a supreme God, they show no interest in Christ at this time.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that their pumpkin legend can be used as a point of connection to Noah and the redemption that God offers to all of sinful humanity. Pray for gospel recording materials in their language to find their way into every Tai Don village.

Scripture Focus

"By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life."  Psalm 42:8

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from this people group to find the Lord’s unfailing love and respond with praise and worship.

Prayer Focus

Pray for gospel materials to direct the Tai Don people to the only Savior. Pray for their elders and family heads to embrace the gospel and quicken the day when Jesus will be given the honor he is due in every Tai Don village. Pray for an abundant harvest this season that will give the Tai Don cause to praise the Lord of lords.



People Name Tai Don
Pronunciationtie JAHN
Country Vietnam
10/40 Window Yes
Population 337,000
World Population 470,000
Language Tai Don
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
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