Can you imagine living in a small fortified village surrounded by a moat to protect your people from invaders? This describes the Tay people, who have survived centuries of political persecution. The Tay live in 15 provinces throughout northern Vietnam, including Lao Cai. Though mainly small time farmers, some Tay people live in urban centers.
There are geographic challenges to reaching the Tay people, with small villages scattered across Vietnam's northern provinces. Also, Tay people commonly engage in ancestor worship, as well as Buddhism. They worship many gods and believe that non-living objects have spirits. This mix of religious beliefs and practices makes the Tay resistant to Christ. Pray for truth and powerful encounters to deliver Tay people from spiritual darkness.
As of 2017, the Tay have the New Testament in their language, along with audio Bible teaching and limited radio broadcasting.
"The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and he has spoken; He has summoned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets." Psalm 50:1
Pray that today’s people group will respond to God’s summons to come to Him!
Pray these resources penetrate Tay families throughout northern Vietnam. Ask that the small number of Tay believers would be discipled to boldly share Christ among their people. Pray for Vietnamese churches to intercede for the Tay and send effective witnesses to Tay villages and urban communities. Pray for a gospel harvest of Tay people, leading to Disciple Making Movements that bless Vietnam's entire Tay people group.
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|