A Special Way to Say Thanks to Some of our Donors and Friends

2013 Thanksgiving Banquet21Each year the Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) director and staff plan an evening of fun, fellowship and good food to thank donors and friends of our ministry for their prayers and financial support.  More than 150 people attended our annual LHMT (Journey Into Light) Thanksgiving Banquet on November 16, 2013. 

We enjoyed seeing everyone and having a little time to talk together.  We really appreciate the fact that some people traveled long distances to join us for the evening.  We’re very thankful for their friendship and participation in our ministry.

The evening’s activities started at 5:00pm with an opportunity for our guests to purchase a variety of items from our bookstore.  Not only does this give them a chance to buy Christian books, music CDs and other Christian materials, but also it’s one way in which we raise local funding to support our ministry.

In another effort to do some fund raising and to provide a special souvenir for some people, we also had an auction for the beautiful center pieces that were on each table. 

At 6:30pm the LHMT staff led everyone in a time of worship, praise and thanks to God for the blessings he has given us during the past year.  Pastor Sompong Hanpradit, one of our LHMT Advocacy Board members, gave an encouraging message on the evening’s theme, “Great is God’s Faithfulness.”

The program for the evening also included some fun activities, a video presentation that gave an update about our current ministry activities and three special speakers.  Three donors spoke about the reasons they provide financial support for our ministries.  Everyone enjoyed hearing their stories and how they are impressed with the LHMT ministry and the humble, servant hearts of our LHMT staff.  We are very thankful to them for their kind words.

Each year our guests enjoy having the opportunity to talk with the LHMT director, staff, radio speakers and Advocacy Board members.  We’re happy to have the chance to personally thank these donors and to enjoy a meal and fun evening together. 

We thank God for the love and support that we receive from our friends and donors each year.  We pray that God will bless them and keep them safe until we see them again.

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