Spiritual Encouragement from Text Messaging

image001Lutheran Hour Ministries in Thailand uses regular cell phone text messages to encourage volunteers who have completed the Equipping the Saints (ETS) evangelism workshops. One such volunteer is Pitiporn Saenuwong, a young woman from the Yasothorn Province of Thailand.

LHM-Thailand has been sending Gospel messages to her, via her cell phone, since she attended an ETS workshop held at her church in March. The LHM-Thailand team recently had the opportunity to reconnect with Pitiporn when they visited another church in the area.

She thanked them for the messages saying, “the Gospel text messages that you send me are very encouraging when I feel despondent or when I feel like giving up.” She believes that the Gospel text messaging is very crucial for ETS graduates who may easily become discouraged – especially in a country like Thailand where Christians are a small minority.

The workshops are designed to help volunteers spread the message of hope in a way that lay people can personally use in their conversations with neighbors and family.

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