People group: Ethnic Thai
Population: 57 million
Main religion: Buddhism

Our team is journeying alongside local faith communities, equipping Ethnic Thai faith leaders and reaching out in friendship to others in their community. Everyday is an opportunity for our team to build relationships and share God’s love through word and deed.

“‘Saving face’ for Ethnic Thais is based upon an inherent characteristic of being ‘kreng jai’, which is to be extremely considerate to others’ feelings. This makes Thailand a friendly nation and a land of smiles.

As our team seeks to share the Gospel, we often encounter this response of ‘kreang jai’ with politeness and smiles. This means that it takes time for deep relationships to be built, and for Ethnic Thai people to understand the truth of God’s Word.

Please pray for the local believers and our team as we seek to contextually share the Gospel in a way that affirms the ‘kreang jai’ of the culture, while speaking the truth in love.”

– Muana

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