Unreached of Day: 2022-1-26

Northern Thai in Thailand
Northern Thai

Northern Thai in Thailand
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Northern Thai in Thailand

The large Northern Thai community dominates north and northwest Thailand, being centered around the city of Chiang Mai. They have followed Buddhism for 1,000 years. Like other Theravada Buddhists, they mix their beliefs with numerous animistic rituals. Protestant missionaries have worked in northern Thailand for about 150 years, but response from the Northern Thai has been painstakingly slow.

Ministry Obstacles

The belief system of the Thai people doesn't emphasize the reality of sin and the need for forgiveness. They may not know they need a Savior.

Outreach Ideas

Much sustained prayer is needed to cause the Thai to become aware of their spiritual need. May the Lord open the eyes of the Thai.

Scripture Focus

"Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned."  Nehemiah 1:6

Scripture Prayer

Pray for the Lord to raise up believers from among today’s people group that will faithfully and fervently pray for their people.

Prayer Focus

There are some followers of Christ among the Northern Thai. Pray they would not mix Buddhist or animistic beliefs with the pure gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for strong commitment to Christ and for holy living. Pray for Thai families to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about Jesus. Pray the Thai would increasingly desire a solution for their sin problem. Pray they would desire a Savior, someone who can provide forgiveness for sin and power to live this life victoriously.

Northern Thai in Thailand

People Name: Northern Thai
Pronunciation:tye
Country: Thailand
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,577,000
World Population: 7,615,000
Language: Thai, Northern
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherent: 0.40%
Evangelical: 0.27%
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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