2010 Annual Thanksgiving Banquet

All friends and supporters praised God together during the opening worship

On November 6, 2010 from 5:00-9:00pm Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) held its annual Thanksgiving Banquet under the theme “Great is the Lord.”  Nearly 200 friends and supporters enjoyed purchasing products from the LHMT bookstore, bidding on items in the silent auction, and sharing a delicious meal.

Each year the Thanksgiving Banquet is held to thank God for his blessings on our ministry during the past year, to meet friends and supporters, to give an update on our current ministry situation and our plans for the coming year and as an opportunity for doing some fund raising. 

The executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries, Mr. Bruce Wurdeman and his wife Marijane

Special guests for the evening included the executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis, Missouri USA, Mr. Bruce Wurdeman and his wife Marijane and LHM Asia Counselor Ms. Gunya Na Thalang.  Mr. Bruce and his wife spent about ten days in Thailand learning about Thai culture and the ministries of LHMT.  While in Thailand Mr. Bruce was kind enough to share greetings during the banquet, preach at a church in southern Thailand and lead a morning devotion for the LHMT staff.  He and his wife also donated a beautiful cross for the silent auction.  We also want to express our gratitude to Ms. Gunya and our Advocacy Board Members for donating so many wonderful auction items.  The LHMT staff thank them for their generosity.

Rev. Dr. Banjop Kusawadee preaching the encouraging message

We want to give special thanks to Rev. Dr. Banjop Kusawadee, the director of the Luther Seminary in Thailand for the encouraging message during the banquet.  We also thank Mr. Umnuay Ruangchan, the former LHMT radio speaker for singing some special songs and Mr. Ekapat and Ms. Chosita Pongurai, who are LHMT volunteers and supporters, for sharing their beautiful music during the banquet.  Thanks also go to our LHMT staff for leading our uplifting opening worship and to the commissioned volunteers who assisted with the banquet. 

We thank God for a wonderful evening.  Through His blessing and the love and generosity of so many friends and supporters, our annual Thanksgiving Banquet was once again successful and a special time of fellowship with LHMT friends, supporters and special guests.

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