Annually, around 25,000 Thai people receive approval to work in Taiwan, many of them becoming household caregivers. They are paid less than the local minimum wage but more than they would earn back home. Still, it sometimes takes a whole year's work to pay off the placement agency fees.
Thai workers face pressure and homesickness, as they are away from family for extended periods of time. They can become susceptible to depression, alcoholism and crime.
By tradition, Thai people are Buddhist. One church in Taiwan has actively reached out to Thai workers by organizing singing competitions and outings such as sight-seeing tours on New Year's Day. The entire Bible is available in the Thai language.
"I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word." Psalm 138:2
Pray that many from this people group will delight in His promises, and seek His unfailing love.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to emerge among the Thai in Taiwan. Pray for these overseas workers to be receptive to the comfort that the Holy Spirit can provide through the reading of God's Word. May he draw individuals to him so that they can, in turn, tell family back in Thailand about this great God who can be found in any country!
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|