Christian missions Thailand
Here at Christian missions Thailand, you can find out what missionaries themselves have to say about life in the country!
Of course, the Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam) is different wherever you go - different cultures, different religions, different geography. Let's take a quick look at the country before introducing the Christian missions Thailand bloggers...Quick facts about ThailandPopulation:
About 67 millionEthnic groups:
75% Thai, 14% Chinese, various other groups 11%Capitol
94.6% Buddhist, 4.6% Muslim, 0.7% Christian, 0.1% various other
The three provinces in the south have a Muslim
majority. Most of the Buddhists in the country are from the Theravada
tradition, a conservative form of the religion.
Traditionally founded in 1238, Thailand was never colonized by a European power. The word "Thai" actually means freedom
. Today Thailand faces challenges such as the seperatist movement in the south, and the threat of disease, especially AIDS.
The beauty of Thailand has drawn an unusual number of tourists over the years. Not only is the country breathtaking, the history of temples and ancient kingdoms fascinate people around the world.
The national sport of Thailand is Muay Thai, Thia Boxing.
Christian missions Thailand
There are a growing variety of missionaries blogging from Thailand. Here's a sampling:For more blogs
One of the earliest missionary bloggers in Thailand was John Lambert. The Lamberts now have more than one blog. There's their main ministry blog at SpreadTheFlame.com. Then there's John's blog In the Kingdom. And finally his wife Jacq's blog From The Inside Out
No Christian mission Thailand page would be complete without mentioning the blog of the Vernons. Paul and Lori live in northern Thailand, and work with the Akha people. The Akha are a poor tribe which originated in Tibet. Paul and Lori have made good use of the blogosphere over the past few years, also being one of the earliest Christian missions Thailand blogs, and you can access their blog here: the Vernon Journal. It's a pleasure to see the perspectives on Thailand from both Lori and Paul.
Learning Thai is another perspective on Thailand missions. Lots of pictures and glimpses of real life, this is another blog that will help you learn about the day to day life of missionaries in Thailand.
Here's our last Christian missions Thailand blog - Gleanings from the Field. One of the newer blogs out of Thailand (started in 2006 - all right, that's still pretty old in the blog world!), this blog has exploded on the scene with lots of stories, insights, and ideas. This multicultural family is planing churches cross-culturally in Thailand.
from Thailand and other countries around the world, check out the latest posts on the home page
, check out the partial missionary blog list
, or keep up with the latest at Missionary Blog Watch