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Thai Gospel Resources

A special welcome to all visitors of Thai heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and websites written in the languages of Thailand which tell about Jesus and His love for the Thai people.

Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the people of Thailand, and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Thai language and culture.

Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!

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Thai Publications About Jesus

The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in Thai.

You can also read Good News in the Thai Language!.

Lamp of Thailand, the web site for The Church of Christ in Thailand, has online Bible studies in Thai for every book of the Bible.

GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including Thai.

Thai Bibles

Online Bibles:

Thai Bibles to purchase:
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You can purchase the Thai New Testament (audio cassette) from Faith Comes By Hearing.

Find online, audio and print Bibles in the languages of Thai at Bibles in Your Language.

Background Info on the Thai People

According to the World Factbook, 61 million people live in Thailand. 75% of the people are Thai, 14% Chinese, and 11% other ethnic origin. Religion is 95% Buddhism, 3.8% Muslim, 0.5% Christianity, and 0.1% Hinduism.(1991 figures).

The SIL Ethnologue reports that 20 million people worldwide speak Thai, making it number 47 on their list of Top 100 World Languages by Population

Thai is the official language, and many urban Thai speak English. The SIL Ethnologue for Thailand lists 76 ethnic and regional dialects spoken in Thailand, including 25 million Thai, 15 million Northeastern Tai, 6 milliion Northern Tai, 5 milliion Southern Tai, over 2 million Malay-Pattani, 1 million Min Nan Chinese, 1 million Northern Khmer, 300,000 Karen, 234,000 Kuy, 100,000 Cambodian (Central Khmer), 78,000 Thai Lu (LÜ), 60,000 Hmong, 50,000 Phu Thai.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that over 206,000 people living in the U.S. spoke Thai in 1990, making Thai number 17 on the Top 50 Languages Spoken in the U.S.

The Christian & Missionary Alliance website has a prayer profiles for six people groups living in Thailand: Thailand Isaan, Thailand Hmong, Thailand Kui, Thailand Northern Khmer, Thailand Thai of Bankok, and Thailand NE Rural Migrants.

One of the best introductions to the culture and customs of Thailand is the 4-page Culturegram published by Brigham Young University. You can download a 4-page pdf file for $4.

Information for Churches

Perhaps you've noticed that several Thai families have moved into your community. Your church would like to get acquainted with them and find ways to serve your new neighbors. But how can you begin?

Begin your preparation by cultivating a loving heart, a listening ear, and the habit of prayer. Look for opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop skills for cross-cultural communication. There are lots of resources on this site, including the article "How to Start a Cross-Cultural Ministry," that can help you prepare to move forward in faith.

The Jesus Film is a great way to share the gospel in the "heart language" of your Thai neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Thai and Northern Thai. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Thai Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Thai leaders in the community if they would like to see the film and if they'll help you invite other families.

To order the Jesus Film, visit Jesusfilm.org. Or order by phone from Campus Crusade at 1-800-432-1997.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. maintains a directory of Thai Christian Churches in America.

The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Thai . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.

Missions Working in Thai

The Thai Bible Society has a website with testimonies and links.

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod publishes a report on their missions work among the Thai people.

Learn the Language

If you want to honor your Thai friends, learn a few phrases in their language.

These are the most popular Thai language books at Amazon.com

LEXiTRON publishes an online Thai-English-Thai dictionary.

The English Reader's Helper is an online Thai-to-English dictionary designed to help Thai readers understand written English.

Recommended Reading
Lonely Planet Thailand
by Joe Cummings
Lonely Planet, 2002
Eyewitness Travel Guide to Thailand
by Philip Cornwel-Smith (editor)
Dk Pub Merchandise, 1997
Culture Shock: Thailand
by Robert Cooper
Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 1991
The Rough Guide to Thailand
by Paul Gray
Rough Guides, 2002
Succeed in Business Thailand:
The Essential Guide for Business and Investment

by Bea Toews and Robert McGregor
Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 1998
Simply Thai Cooking
by Wandee Young
Firefly Books, 1996
Thai Pure & Simple
by Somnuk Sandy Arpachinda
Crofton Creek Press, 2002
The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking:
Favorite Recipes from Lemon Grass Restaurant

by Mai Pham
Prima Publishing, 1996
Inside Thai Society:
Interpretations of Everyday Life

by Niels Mulder
Charles E Tuttle Co, 1997

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