Women Encouraged at Annual Women’s Camp

Fun activities helped team members work together

Fun activities helped team members work together

A few years ago LHM Thailand (LHMT) director and staff did an ETS training at the Thai Ezra Church in Phukeaw District, Chaiyaphum Province and 2 years ago they asked us to help at their Christian Women’s Camp by doing some special activities.  This year they asked us to do all of the activities, including the teaching sessions.

The morning of the second day the director, Monta “Boom” Ekwanit Denow did a presentation about the benefits we have as believers in Christ and how to improve the fruit in our lives through fellowship, Bible study and worship. The staff did six stations throughout the afternoon for team building and emphasizing how important it is for people in a Christian community to help and serve each other.

Camp participants learning about the fruits of the Spirit from the LHMT director

Camp participants learning about the fruits of the Spirit from the LHMT director

In the evening presentation the director reviewed the fruits of the Spirit and how God changes us and uses us to serve him.  The director used examples of women in the Bible like Mary, Sarah, Esther and Ruth to show how God used normal, simple people to accomplish his will.  She shared with them that it’s the same today.  God also can use each of them to accomplish his will.

On the last day the director did a shorter presentation to leave them with some encouraging words.  She told them to forget the sins and mistakes they did in the past and to receive God’s forgiveness, start their new life together with God again today and to always remember his promises, including eternal life with him through faith in Jesus.

The LHMT director and staff received very positive feedback for all the things that they did and some women asked for copies of the presentations to take with them.  We were invited to lead all the activities at the camp again next year.  At least 119 women registered at the camp, but we were told that nearly 200 actually attended some of the sessions.  Many of the women were new believers and half of those who attended never met our JIL team before.  Some women asked to have their children study the Children’s BCC and others asked for the adult BCC.  About 44 signed up to begin receiving encouraging Gospel text messages on their cell phones.

The LHMT director and staff really enjoyed our time at the camp and we feel like we’re developing some very good relationships with the church leaders and some of the women.  We thank God for all of his blessings on us during those three days.

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