Thai, Isan in Thailand

Unreached of the Day  5/24/2019

Thai, Isan in Thailand

Wet-rice agriculture dominates the Thai economy, with about half of Thailand's population living in rural agricultural communities. Buddhism is a central and unifying force in Thai society. The Thai regularly make merit by giving gifts to the temple, attending festivals, and having their sons ordained. In Thailand, Buddhism is a syncretic religion: it incorporates a mixture of pre-Buddhist Hindu beliefs and practices, interwoven with animism and Theravada Buddhist philosophy and rituals.

Ministry Obstacles

Buddhism provides a very different worldview from the worldview taught through Moses and Jesus, a worldview difficult to overcome.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to model Christ-like behavior as they assist the Thai with material and physical needs.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few Christian believers among the Northeastern Thai to become well established in the faith, resting fully on the finished work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Thai people will not be satisfied with their religion, but will hunger to know personally the creator God. Pray this hunger will be soon satisfied.

Scripture Focus

'Again he says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people." And again, "Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, And let all the peoples praise Him." Romans 15:10-11

People Name Thai, Isan
Country Thailand
10/40 Window Yes
Population 18,097,000
World Population 18,216,000
Language Thai, Northeastern
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image