Meet Our Staff – Ms. Anong Jungeaw

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Ms. Anong Jungeaw

This post is the first in a series that will introduce each of our Journey Into Light – Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) staff.  Our readers often see our staff in pictures and sometimes read about them in some of our posts, so we thought you might enjoy getting to know more about them personally.  Approximately once each month we will highlight one of our staff members.  We hope that you will enjoy meeting us.

The first staff member we want to introduce to you is Ms. Anong Jungeaw.  We usually call her by her nickname, Nok.

When Nok started working at Journey Into Light – Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) on December 1, 1993, she was not yet a Christian.  After losing her job when her previous employer went bankrupt, Nok learned about a job opening at LHMT from a former coworker.  She applied and was given the position of bookstore officer.  She also helped the LHMT audience relations department.  That former coworker is now the director of LHMT.

Before starting to work at LHMT, Nok didn’t have any goals for her life.  She often wasted time on Sundays wandering around shopping malls and window shopping.

Nok with her sister, Arporn

Nok with her sister, Arporn

Nok began attending church and Bible studies at Into Light Lutheran Church with other LHMT workers.  By interacting with her new Christian friends, learning about Jesus in the Bible studies and participating in Sunday worship, Nok began to feel hope and meaning in her life.  Five months later Nok confessed her faith in Jesus and was baptized.

From that time until today, Nok has enjoyed learning more about the Bible and growing in her faith.  Now she frequently shares God’s love with her parents, her brother and two sisters and four nieces.

Nok is very happy that her younger sister, Arporn, is now working for a Christian organization and attending Into Light Lutheran Church and Bible studies on Sundays.  Nok is praying that her younger sister will follow in her footsteps and come to faith in Jesus in the near future.

LHMT Staff Helps Lead Christian Camp

Kanda with her student

Kanda with her student

Ms. Kanda Teabruttana, the boostore officer for Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT), was one of the leaders at a Christian youth camp for girls on October 15-17, 2014.  More than 200 girls from all across Thailand, some Christian and some unbelievers, attended the camp.

In addition to being able to tell some of the girls about the LHMT ministry programs and Bible Correspondence Course, Kanda had a chance to spend more time with a few girls.  After sharing her faith and praying with three girls, they said that they wanted to believe in Jesus.  To help them continue learning about Jesus and the basic Christian teachings, Kanda connected them with the LHMT audience relations department to do follow-up.

Eager to Become Involved in LHMT Ministry

Khun Lucksanee Sae-Chua (Center)

Khun Lucksanee Sae-Chua (Center)

When Khun Lucksanee Sae-Chua visited our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) Christian bookstore, she met some of our staff and one of our radio speakers. They introduced her to the live radio program that we broadcast every Saturday afternoon in Bangkok. Khun Lucksanee was easger to listen to the program.

On October 7 Khun Lucksanee came to our bookstore again. This time she brought a friend with her, because she wanted her friend to hear the program. As Khun Lucksanee was talking with our LHMT staff, she mentioned that she loves to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and she was impressed with the quality of the LHMT ministry activities. She wanted to be involved, so she asked to become a commissioned LHMT volunteer.

7911Usually people become commissioned volunteers after participating in an Equipping the Saints training, so we were surprised by her request. But we’re very happy to see Khun Lucksanee’s interest in learning more about our ministry and enthusiasm to become involved.

Listener Gathering Introduces New Radio Program

Ms. Tongtip invited people in the market to join the Listener Gathering.

Ms. Tongtip invited people in the market to join the Listener Gathering.

When the Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) radio speaker left to take care of his sick mother, a former speaker was available to take his place.  A few years ago Mrs. Tongtip Hanpradit was one of the LHMT radio speakers.  She recently returned to Bangkok, so she was able to start working as one of LHMT radio speakers again.  Instead of continuing the regular radio program, Mrs. Tongtip started a new program called “Relieve Your Worry.”

Mrs. Tongtip’s program was broadcast on a radio station in Takuapa District.  When it was decided to do a Listener Gathering there, Mrs. Tongtip and the LHMT team visited the radio station and were able to meet the staff there and tell them about the “Relieve Your Worry” program.

Pastor Suchart Srikakarn from Concordia Lutheran Church in Takuapa sent invitations to many people in that area, asking them to join the Listener Gathering.  As a result of the invitations and spot advertising during the radio program, 35 old listeners and 43 new listeners attended the Listener Gathering on October 11, 2014.  At least 21 of the participants were unbelievers.

The listeners were happy to meet the radio speaker and LHMT staff and enjoyed the activities.  Pastor Suchart gave a short message about how they could relieve their worries through faith in Jesus Christ.  At the end of the day Pastor Suchart invited everyone to return on Sunday and attend church.

Mr. Bundit Tiengtrongjit

Mr. Bundit Tiengtrongjit

We were very happy to receive the news that Mr. Bundit Tiengtrongjit, one of the listeners, attended the Sunday service on Sunday October 12, 2014. Another listener, Ms. Penpith Tongtae, is planning to attend the church camp on October 20-21, 2014. LHMT team and Concordia Takuapa Lutheran Church members are planning to follow up those listeners who attended the event. We thank God for his blessings on the Listener Gathering and pray that the 21 unbelievers who attended will come to know Jesus as their savior.

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Eager to Learn

Nopakun Phuprair is in his first year of high school at Thacharng Wittayakarn School in Singburi Province. Although he is not a Christian, he formed a good relationship with Sampan Thacharng Church and began attending Sunday School at the church. He came to know Journey Into Light – LHM Thailand through Sampan-Thacharng Church which cooperated with us in organizing a Christmas event at the school last year.

ด.ช.นพคุณ ภู่แพร ก.ย.14Nopakun enjoyed learning about Jesus and wanted to learn more. So, he began studying the Bible Correspondence Course from Journey Into Light-LHM Thailand. He has completed the first course and is gaining a good basic understanding of the Bible. Nopakun is happy that he has learned so much about God, creation and many different people in the Bible. Through the Sunday School and Bible Correspondence Course he has come to know God’s love for people.

Nopakun enjoys learning about God and the Bible, so he attends Sunday School and worship at Sampan Thacharng Church every Sunday. He appreciates the Journey Into Light-LHM Thailand Bible Correspondence Course and is looking forward to continuing to study the rest of the lessons.