The Tai groups of Vietnam are only distantly related to the Tai people of Thailand. The Black Tai, primarily of Thailand, also live in northern Vietnam. They originated in southern China, but gradually migrated to southeast Asia. They are one of the few Tai groups never to have embraced Buddhism, but are animists. They believe that non-human objects have spirits, and that people have multiple souls.
The animistic worldview of these people presents an obstacle to understanding the God of Scripture and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Chinese and Vietnamese believers may be able to disciple the existing Black Tai believers, equipping them to reach their own people.
There are a few believers among the Black Tai. Pray they will live holy lifestyles, united around Truth.
Pray for the Black Tai to have their eyes opened to the presence of their creator God, who loves them and sent his Son to die for them.
"I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations - Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:9-11