Does death scare you? For the Tai Man of Myanmar, death is not a threat. For those who have done good deeds, death is simply passing from one life to another. The Tai Man largely rely on agricultural crops such as rice, tea and soybeans. It is also estimated that 50 percent of the world's opium is grown in the Shan State.
Ethnic division in Myanmar (formerly called Burma) dates back to the first Burman kingdom of the 11th century. The government of Myanmar continues to persecute ethnic minorities today, including the Tai Man. This situation has created an extremely divided nation and many Tai Man have joined the secessionist Shan State Army in response to the government's abuse. This war-torn environment has made it difficult to share the gospel.
The JESUS Film is available in the Shan language. Local churches can host showings of the film to the Buddhist community.
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;" Psalm 130:5
Pray that they will put all their trust in Him alone!
Pray for unity and mercy in Myanmar. Pray for the persecution of ethnic minorities to stop. Pray for wisdom for the church leaders and that they would rise up to reach out to their Buddhist neighbors and help them to build a network of disciples. Pray that their many crops would flourish and bring them prosperity.
|People Name||Tai Man|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|