(July 2014 estimate)
Thailand means “land of the free” and Thais take great pride in being one of the only Asian nations never to have been imperialized. Formerly known as Siam, its ruling family has held power for more than a thousand years.
Thailand is also known as the "land of smiles" due to the easy-going and hospitable nature of its people and its sophisticated culture. However, it is a place of little true joy.
With over 250,000 Buddhist monks serving in over 30,000 temples across Thailand, Buddhism is not only the largest faith, but is is part of the Thai national identity and permeates into every level of society and culture. The church remains small with less than two percent of the population being evangelical Christians.
The Bible is available in the Thai language and many Thai radio stations daily air Christian programs. With the growing distribution of Christian literature and a highly literate population, Thailand is a nation with the potential to see the gospel spread quickly.
If workers will go and God's people will pray, God's power and the truth of the gospel will transform Thailand into a nation that is truly free and full of smiles.
(Used with permission from www.prayercast.com/thailand.html.)
In the recent years, BIMI has seen an influx of its missionaries that have stretched across the Thai landscape helping to establish local churches in both the big cities like Bangkok Thailand or in the much smaller, remote villages. For more information regarding the opportunities that abound in Thailand, please contact BIMI's Southeast Asia Director.