ETS Participants Want Other Church Members to Receive the Training

???????????????????????????????A few years ago the Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) director and staff enjoyed doing some ministry activities with Pastor Bingaew Prasongjeen and his wife. About two years ago they moved to Chanthaburi and began working at New Life Baptist Church. On June 28, 2014 the LHMT team had an opportunity to work with Pastor Bingaew again, because he invited us to conduct an Equipping the Saints evangelism training at his church. A total of 27 people from 3 churches attended the training. Originally we expected more than 50 participants, but many were unable to come because it was the harvest season for the fruit farms in that area.

The LHMT team traveled by van on Friday and started the training early Saturday morning. From 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. the director and staff led modules about a biblical basis for why and how to do evangelism. Using media presentations, fun activities, songs and times for the participants to practice the various outreach techniques, everyone had a good time learning and building relationships with each other. The training was well received by everyone who attended and many good results were achieved. The LHMT team were able to introduce the participants to the various LHMT ministries and Christian materials. Everyone made commitments to reach out to unbelievers in their communities with the Gospel by using the information and techniques that they had learned. They all were eager to share their faith and to help their churches grow.

LHMT received the names and mobile phone numbers of 34 people, who wanted to begin receiving encouraging Gospel text messages each week. This number is more than the number of people who attended the training, because some participants signed up some of their friends and family members. Also, 16 people offered to become LHMT commissioned volunteers in their area. Members from the 2 visiting churches felt bad that so many of their church members missed the training. They want everyone in their churches to learn how to witness to their family and friends, but they didn’t feel confident doing the training themselves. So, they asked the LHMT team to come again when people are not so busy with their harvesting and train all of their other church members.

When the LHMT team arrived home at midnight that night, they were very tired, but very thankful for all of God’s blessings during that trip.

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