Government Program Provides Opportunity for Ministry Activity

The LHMT staff had many opportunities to meet and talk with lots of people.

As part of its action plan for 2011, the Suphanburi Provincial Religious Affairs Department, which is under the Thai government Ministry of Culture, is working to have various places of worship in the province provide creative learning opportunities in their areas.  The government wants to enhance the knowledge of the people in the community and to promote ethics and improved quality of life. 

In addition to some of the Buddhist temples and a few other churches, the  pastor and leaders of Pornprasart Church decided to participate.  On July 9, 2011 the church conducted a seminar for nearly 200 people with the theme Restoration of Worship.  They asked Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) to assist by setting up a booth that advertised all of the various LHMT ministries, a booth for selling products from the LHMT Christian bookstore and a game booth. 

Many people were glad to be able to purchase Christian books and materials.

Many people who participated in the seminar visited these booths and talked with LHMT staff.  Some became very interested in the LHMT media materials.  They plan to use the materials themselves and to share them with others. 

A total of 37 people registered to receive the Children’s Bible Correspondence Course (BCC), 33 signed up for the adult BCC and 26 asked to begin receiving the encouraging Gospel text messages on their mobile phones each week to be used in the church. 

Events like this are a good way for LHMT to inform many churches and other Christian organizations about the broad range of their ministry activities and Christian books and other products they have available in their bookstore.  This is also a way to do fund raising and to begin building relationships with pastors and church members.  As more people learn about the LHMT products and ministries, they often invite LHMT staff to lead workshops and other training activities in their communities throughout Thailand.

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