Online Mission Trip to Thailand – Questions and Answers (J)

LHM Thailand sometimes uses Christian videos to share the Gospel

LHM Thailand sometimes uses Christian videos to share the Gospel

Sawaddee Kha, Students and Teachers,

Here are some more answers to your questions.  I hope my answers are helpful to you in learning about Thailand and understanding how LHM Thailand does ministry here.

God loves you,

(Prajaow Rak Khun – พระเจ้ารักคุณ)

Boom

overland Why do the kids wear uniforms?

The Thai government requires students to wear uniforms.  Uniforms are a common part of Thai society.  The uniforms show which school the children attend. Many adults wear uniforms where they work.  Besides, the uniforms are usually given to them free!

racine7 Why do they have to wear uniforms in school?

Please see my answer above.

merrill7 Why do they wear uniforms?

Please see my answer above.

Monkey Training School in Surat Thani

Monkey Training School in Surat Thani

jgwareham@cfl.rr.com Can you show a picture/video of the monkeys that get the coconuts?

I don’t have a video, but here’s a photo from Mr. Somporn Saekhow from the Monkey Training School in Surat Thani Province.

lhm What is the most popular name in Thailand?

I don’t know exactly, but very popular names for girls are Isra, Kanya, Kulap, Lawan and Pakpao.  Very popular names for boys are Aran, Aroon, Chanarong, Daw and Kamol.

troy What age do the children go through Confirmation?

Usually about age 15. 

belvidere115 What is the biggest lake in Thailand?

Bungboraped is the largest freshwater lake in the country. It covers an area of more than 130,000 acres.  

Heidi Schleifer How old do you have to be to have a job?

Children can begin to work at age 13, but can do only light work.

belvidere115 What stories do they like to read? Belvidere, IL

Thai comic books, science fiction and Harry Potter.

rapids5 What will our offering help with?

Your offerings will also help LHM – Thailand with special projects like Bright Teeth, Happy Feet. The offerings will help make sure resources, such as the Bibles and videos we use for the programs for the students. Your offerings will support LHM – Thailand and our Christmas Outreach to Schools.

Margaret Leapley Beautiful Savior What is the longest storm that you have had?

We don’t usually have long storms in Thailand, but during the rainy season it sometimes rains more than half the days in a month.

Margaret Leapley Beautiful Savior What kind of rice do you eat?

We usually eat white, steamed rice (we like jasmine rice the best), but we also eat boiled rice and fried rice.

winona What will our offering go for

Your offerings will also help LHM – Thailand with special projects like Bright Teeth, Happy Feet. The offerings will help make sure resources, such as the Bibles and videos we use for the programs for the students. Your offerings will support LHM – Thailand and our Christmas Outreach to Schools.

boconnor@stjames-lutheran.org From St. James School – Do students have to pray to the Buddha at government schools?

The morning ceremonies at government schools include Buddhist prayers, but students who are not Buddhists are not required to participate in those prayers.

Do they celebrate the New Year at the same time as Americans (Jewish orthodox celebrate New Year at a different time)

We celebrate the Western New Year on January 1, but we also celebrate our Thai New Year on April 13.

dodge4 How old do you have to be to be a monk?

Most boys study at a temple between the ages of 12-20.

Margaret Leapley Beautiful Savior Who was the first king?

Phraphutthayotfa Chulalok, also called Rama I, was the first king in the Chakri Dynasty.  He became king in 1782. 

 belvidere115 Have the Thai children read Flat Stanley?

No, Thai children don’t know about Flat Stanley.

luxem From St. Paul in Luxemburg, WI: Boom, have you always been Lutheran?

I have always been Lutheran since I became a Christian.  But I grew up as a Buddhist.

Margaret Leapley Beautiful Savior How many stories is the tallest building in Bangkok?

The tallest building in Bangkok is Baiyoke Tower II.  It has 85 stories.

Katrina ‘Kois’ Thomas Are Christians required to have spirit houses in their front yards? or in front of their businesses? from 3rd grade at Immanuel in Broken Arrow, Ok

No one is required to have spirit houses.  The people who have spirit houses put them there because it’s part of their religion.

dodge4 What style of clothing do they normally wear?

People in Thailand normally wear Western style clothing like you do.

tinley1 Are Christians able to celebrate Christian holidays like Easter or Christmas?

We have freedom of religion in Thailand, so Christians can enjoy celebrating Easter and Christmas.

Margaret Leapley Beautiful Savior Do you have lots of traffic?

Traffic in Bangkok is a very big problem.

dodge4 Do you have malls?

We have many big shopping malls in the big cities in Thailand.

Katrina ‘Kois’ Thomas What kind of monkeys do they have?from 3rd grade at Immanuel in Broken Arrow, Ok

The most common is the crab-eating macaque, sometimes called long-tail macaque. 

Jonathan Schultz Can one be reincarnated into plants?

Buddhists believe that they will be reincarnated as people, animals, birds, fish or insects.

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