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...
Population: About 67 million
Ethnic groups: 75% Thai, 14% Chinese, various other groups 11%
Religion: 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 separatist 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, Thai Boxing.
There are a growing variety of missionaries blogging from Thailand. Here's a sampling:
One of the earliest missionary bloggers in Thailand were Joey and Narlin in their blog Missions and Theology. Started in 2006, this blog has got pictures, prayer requests, news and reflections.
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.
A very active blog out of Thailand is Gleanings from the Field. Not just thoughts on life in the country, but also a host of ideas and resources for missions in Thailand and beyond.
Finally, with lots of pictures of Thailand, don't forget to visit The Stark Truth, another Christian missions Thailand blog.
There are many more! For more blogs 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.