Huayao Tai in China

Unreached of the Day  10/03/2018

Huayao Tai in China

The Huayao Tai are historically part of the great and ancient Tai race. One writer claimed that the Tai predate even the Chinese. Huayao Tai women are instantly recognizable by their huge circular hats. They also carry with them a small bamboo basket, containing needle and thread, cosmetics, or food. The Huayao Tai practice a mixture of Theravada Buddhism and animism. "Animism in its Tai form ranges from the worship of natural forces to include the practice of shamanism, sorcery and black magic."

Ministry Obstacles

To change one's world view drastically is not easy. Buddhism mixed with animism is a very different worldview than the worldview of the informed Christian.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Han Chinese Christians will be led by the Lord's Spirit to carry the good news of Jesus to the Huayao Tai people. Pray for this to occur.

Pray for the followers of Christ

A small number of Huayao Tai believers live in Mengyang County. In recent years evangelists have been active among them, establishing several house churches. Pray for these believers. Few Huayao Tai outside of Mengyang have heard of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Lord will give Huayao Tai families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Pray they may soon hear accurately of Jesus. Pray that each individual capable of making a decision may hear in his or her mother tongue. Pray for several exposures to the good news of Christ, using different formats and media.

Scripture Focus

"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name Huayao Tai
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 90,000
World Population 90,000
Language Lu
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image