Hands across the globe: Thailand

Each month in 2014, we’ll highlight an ICOMB partner. Support our brothers and sisters around the world by learning about and praying for them.

Hands-across-the-globeThailand Mennonite Brethren Foundation

Congregations: 15
Members: 1,500

The Kingdom of Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation never to have been taken over by a European power. Its population is 94% Buddhist; its people 75% Thai, 14% Chinese.

In 2000, MB Mission launched a team of 3 North American couples committed to 10 years’ service in Thailand, beginning in Chonburi. Today, long-term missionaries involved in evangelism, social ministries and leadership training number 26 adults and 16 children from Japan, Canada and the U.S. The country is a common destination for short-term ACTION, TREK and intergenerational church teams, and pastors and families.

Operation 2nd Wave extended church planting to the Phuket region after the 2004 tsunami.

Abundant Life Home Orphanage, a ministry to abandoned children with HIV/AIDS, begun in 2006, held a grand opening for its complex of family-style homes in October 2013.

Missionaries minister to immigrants from Burma (Myanmar) in Chachoengsao (close to Bangkok), and immigrants from Cambodia in Chonburi. In Northern Thailand, the Changed Life Centre trains and disciples future church leaders from nearby tribal groups.

The Thailand MB Foundation was officially recognized by the Thai government in 2009.

PRAY

for effective training and discipleship of national leaders.

PRAY for workers:

the MB Mission team has a vision to double the number of missionaries and families by 2019.

PRAY

for the church planting movement to explode into revival in this land where only 1% of the population is Christian.

 

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