LHMT Director and Staff Volunteer to Assist with EFT Relief Project

LHMT director and other volunteers packing lunch bags for flood victims

The Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand (EFT) is an umbrella organization through which Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) and many other Christian groups are registered with the Religious Affairs Department of the Thai government.  On October 27 one of the LHMT staff, Mr. Siam Chommee represented LHMT by volunteering to assist the EFT with a flood relief project through their Thai Christian Relief Fund.  Ms. Yaowanit Kasetwattananon (interim secretary of the EFT Board of Directors) and Rev. Somnuek Montrilertratsamee (the chairman of Church of God World Missions) coordinated this project.

Mr. Siam helping distribute lunch bags in the flood area.

On October 28 the LHMT director and her husband joined them at the EFT headquarters on Ramkamhang Road.  They helped prepare 500 relief packets that contained lunches of cooked beef or pork, sticky rice and a bottle of drinking water.  Later that day Mr. Siam, Rev. Somnuek, Ms. Yaowanit and some church members delivered the packets to Bang Yai District in Nontaburi Province, which is in the Bangkok metropolitan area.  This is one of the hardest hit areas.

On October 29 , through the coordination of Rev. Decha Angkasuparagul from Full Gospel Assembly of Thailand and other volunteers delivered packs of personal supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, medicine and other basic items) to three places.  The first place was for Jaisaman Church Nontaburi members who were affected by the floods.  They also provided packs to some church members and other flood victims in Bangplad and Banggruay through the coordination of Rev. Surachai Wuttiudomlert, the chairman of the EFT Bangkok Metropolitan Region.  The third place was to victims in Wat Kongka community in Bang Yai, Nontaburi.

LHMT is happy to work with the EFT in this type of special holistic project.  We wish that more of our staff could have been able to help, but they were busy because the flood waters had come into their homes.  We look forward to working with the EFT again on some special projects in the future.

During this time we ask for your prayers for all of the Christian organizations in Thailand that are sharing Christ’s love in action, as they provide help to flood victims in many communities.

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