The most widespread religion in Thailand, where less than 2% of the population is Christian, is Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism is especially strong among the Isaan people of northeastern Thailand.
In 2015 The Tide ministry entered into an agreement with a ministry partner in Thailand to share God’s Word among the Isaan people. By the end of 2016 the recording and production of an initial set of programs in the Isaan language, which is spoken by 19 million people in Thailand, had been completed and is currently being evaluated and reviewed by ministry personnel in Thailand. As we continue to move forward with this project, pray that God will direct us to the most effective method of making these programs publically available to Isaan listeners. We are currently weighing the options of traditional on-air broadcasting, distribution on portable media players, and online access. This project will greatly assist the work of our partner agency in Thailand that is working to make disciples and plant house churches among the Isaan people.