There are around 68 million people living in Thailand. Most of them have never heard of Jesus and have no idea that there is a God who loves them. Most Thais are Buddhists but at the same time they also believe in spirits. Most Thais bring daily sacrifices to the spirits hoping to earn luck and prosperity. The people group of the “Central Thai”, which we try to reach, is one of the 25 biggest unreached people groups worldwide. That means that most of them don’t have any access to the gospel, no churches around and hardly anyone who tries to reach them.
Most Thais are very suspicious of western religion and for many turning to Christianity equals betrayal of their culture. That and a lot of other reasons make Thailand a very hard mission field. If we keep reaching the Thais with the same speed then in the last 100 years, we’ll need another 1000 years to see 7% of the Central Thai turn to Jesus.
Clearly we need a new strategy and a lot of prayer!