Yaay Pae’s Testimony

After a long and painful battle with Asthma, Taa Soda was finally ushered into heaven on the morning of May 25, 2017. He, his wife and their granddaughter were the only believers in their family. And because all of their children were still not believers,...

Puii’s story

Puii is a 38-year-old lady, who we met through other Christians.  She has lived near us for a couple of months.  Before that time, she lived in Bangkok.  One day, as we talked with her and her husband about starting a cell group, she told...

A missed opportunity

I am interested in Jesus. I will become a believer as soon as I am healed.” That was what she said to us the last time we visited her. She and her husband had come to our Sunday services for a couple of months. When...

Funeral

When we moved to Isaan a few years ago, we had some contacts, who seemed genuinely interested in the gospel. But after some months, most of them were gone. Later, we realized that they were afraid of their community, because there were people who told...

Nampu fountain ministry

Mrs. Pat nicknamed her new baby boy “First”, although he was her fourth and last child.  When she initially discovered that she was pregnant with First, she was not ready to have another child, because of the economic strain on the family. However, a Christian...

Taste and see!

The opportunity came out of the blue… Our local community was going to celebrate the “Khaochi- Festival”. For that reason they invited us to join in and produce a Swiss style Khaochi. Khaochi is made with sticky rice, which is the basic food for the...

The school principal and the magician

Carrying our load with literature packages with Christian tracts and brochures for all ages we walked through the village. Within two hours we distributed packages to most households. NaJaan villages has 150 roofs, as the Thai would say. It is not a big village. Towards...

Nothing is left to coincidence in Thailand

Nothing is left to coincidence in Thailand. Today while reading a book I learned that even a house plan in Isaan has a deeper thought behind it. It has to do with auspiciousness. The four wind directions have different meanings in Buddhism. ‘’East is auspicious,...

A walk in the Forest

Last year, we had an outing to the nearby mountains with some of our Thai friends.  As we walked along through the forest, they continued to point to the many species of plants and flora that were edible.  It seemed to me as if nearly...

The blessing of a short term team

Often, we find that people are wondering how they can be involved in mission. Probably one of the most important ways is in prayer.  In addition to prayer, coming on a short-term trip is a good experience.  By being involved in a short-term team, people...