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Thailand

Thailand is surrounded by many countries where Christianity is not allowed. In Thailand, however, there is religious freedom, and many opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ. A small percentage of Thais, however, are Christians. There is a critical need for church planters to assist in establishing more culturally relevant churches
 in unreached areas. 

LANGUAGE

Thai

RELIGIONS

Buddhism

Animism

Christianity

Fast Facts

 

MAP

POPULATION

68.86 million (2016)

FLAG

 
 
 

Ministry

  • Work with HOPE61 to prevent vulnerability to human trafficking

  • Intentional fellowship with Thai communities

  • Equip Thai believers for church planting (more info on US site).  

  • Language learning

  • Teach English to families

  • Prayer walking

  • New ministry among hill tribes to provide more healthy employment opportunities and Christian community

 

Ministry Opportunities

  • Business as mission - villages need someone to assist in marketing and selling their handmade products

  • Church planters

  • Church multiplication facilitators

  • Short-term teachers serving missionary kids

  • Evangelism and discipleship in the region of Isaan, where
     only .18% are evangelical Christians

 

Life in Thailand

CHALLENGES

 

  • Spiritual strongholds from other religions

  • Bible studies are tough to lead on a deep level with limited knowledge of the language

  • There are limited options for schooling for families with children in rural villages

  • Mostly Buddhist in the rural village, few westerners

  • The number of sincere conversions can be tricky to track

  • Small villages with few English speakers can create a feeling of isolation for missionaries

 

CULTURE

 

  • Buddhism is a way of life, ingrained into daily culture

  • Hospitality is a must

  • Politeness is cultural - a 'yes' may be a respectful answer,
    not a true one

  • Neighbors enjoy helping each other

 
 
 

Response to christianity

  • Religious tolerance

  • Some missionary visas are available

  • Christianity is sometimes treated as a religious activity instead of a relationship

  • Jesus is sometimes added to a list of gods to worship

  • Identity is found in Buddhism

  • Relational evangelism is most effective, even if it takes a lot longer

 

How to pray

  • For relationships with Thai people to grow strong and sincere

  • For Thai Buddhists to understand the Gospel and make disciples

  • For missionaries...

    • to be a blessing to their Thai neighbors

    • to know how to best raise children there

 

Contact

Express your interest with the form below!

03 98708559

44 Dublin Road, VIC 3135

info@omsaus.org

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One Mission Society unites, inspires and equips Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ,
multiplying dynamic communities of believers around the world.

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