Shan-Tai prayer month, day 22
As migrant workers in Thailand, Shan people often work so hard for such long hours that it is very difficult to interact with others and participate in community. As outsiders this leaves them very isolated, with a language barrier to overcome but no time to learn Thai. For Christians the sense of isolation can be even greater, attending church is difficult because of the need to work, and then there is a new language to learn.
One helpful solution is lay-led evening house-churches in the Shan language to strengthen and disciple migrant Shan believers.
- Local non-Shan believers who are reaching out to the Shan, to understand their situation and be willing to adapt their model of church to suit the needs of the Shan in those areas (Romans 14:13).
- Believing Shan who are not part of any kind of church to be empowered to start one in their house with their family and neighbours (Hebrews 10:24-25).