Team from Creston, Montana Arrives Thailand

The Creston team was met at the Bangkok airport by the LHMT director and staff.

The Creston team was met at the Bangkok airport by the LHMT director and staff.

A team of nine volunteers from The Church at Creston – Lutheran in Creston, Montana has come to Thailand to help Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) conduct two outreach programs in northeastern Thailand.  The team will spend 13 days in Thailand.Team members include team leader VicarKyle Winter, Lynn Sundelius, Stacy Isch, Katie Marsonette, Linda Ertel, Joyce Wegner, Mark and Carol Schreibeis and Luke Comstock.During their two days in Bangkok they received orientation, dealt with jet lag and prepared for their trip to Nong Khai Province along the border with Laos.

DAY ONE

The Creston team’s first day in Bangkok was spent resting, meeting with the LHMT director and reviewing the plans for their week in Nong Khai.  Throughout the afternoon the team learned about the various ministry programs of LHMT, was briefed on Thai culture and learned how their ministry activities will enhance the work that LHMT is doing in cooperation with Pastor Sompong Hanpradit and Gennesaret Church in Nong Khai Province.  In the evening they had a good time talking with the LHMT team and eating a welcome dinner hosted by the LHMT director and staff.

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DAY TWO

The Creston team at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

The Creston team at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

On the second day they visited the Grand Palace in the morning.  Although the weather was hot and the palace grounds were very crowded with tourists, the team enjoyed the sparkling beauty of the brightly decorated buildings and learning more about Thai culture.In the evening some of the team members visited the English classes at Into Light Center.  In addition to talking with the two volunteer teachers they went into the classes and helped the students practice speaking English.  The Creston team heard about the ministry being done through the English classes, the many opportunities for sharing the Gospel with the students and the need for more volunteers to join the program.  After the rest of the Creston team returned to the hotel for the evening, the youngest team member, Luke, spent extra time practicing English with one of the teachers and several students.

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