Tay in Vietnam

Unreached of the Day  3/18/2021

Tay in Vietnam

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.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

As of 2017, the Tay have the New Testament in their language, along with audio Bible teaching and limited radio broadcasting.

Scripture Focus

"The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting."  Psalm 50:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group will respond to God’s summons to come to Him!

Prayer Focus

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.

People Name Tay
Country Vietnam
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,861,000
World Population 1,863,700
Language Tay
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image