Ministry Booth Provides Good Opportunity for ETS Training

The participants were happy to receive their certificates and ETS pins

One of the goals of Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) is to help church members learn how to share their faith with unbelievers in their communities and families.  Because many Christians in Thailand are not familiar with LHMT and the various ministries that they do, the LHMT director has been hoping to have LHMT become more visible and well known in the Thai Christian community. 

In August 2010 LHMT was given an opportunity to set up a ministry booth at a Christian women’s camp in Chainat Province and a booth to sell products from the LHMT Christian bookstore.  During the camp many participants were very happy to have a chance to purchase Christian books, Christian music CDs and other materials that are not easily available to them in their home area.  They were also very interested in learning more about the ministries of LHMT.  When some of the campers learned about the Equipping the Saints (ETS) trainings that LHMT does in churches around Thailand, they talked with their pastors.  One of the pastors then arranged for LHMT to do an ETS training in Singburi Province.

31 of the 55 participants commit to being LHMT commissioned volunteers

On June 11 LHMT staff spent the day conducting an ETS training in Singburi for 55 people from 11 different churches.  The participants came not only from Singburi Province, but also from Lopburi Province and Salaburi Province.  In addition to presenting the usual 7 ETS modules, LHMT staff also set up a table for selling items from their Christian bookstore. 

The LHMT director and staff are very pleased with the results of the ETS seminar.  Everyone enjoyed participating in the modules, worship and activities and some new relationships were started.  One church asked LHMT to schedule some future activities in their area, one church requested some radio dramas produced by LHMT that they could broadcast on their community radio station and 30 people asked to start receiving the Gospel text messages that LHMT sends to the cell phones of more than 4,000 people each week.

But, possibly the best result from the ETS training is the fact that 31 people, more than half of the participants, became commissioned LHMT volunteers. 

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