Thai New Year Gifts

Songkran Booth8On April 13 every year people throughout Thailand celebrate the Songkran Holiday, which is the Thai New Year Day. The traditions include lots of people pouring lots of water on each other.

As a way of celebrating Songkran and to connect with people in the community surrounding our ministry center in Bangkok, our staff gave out free plastic pouches that people could wear around their necks.  Because they could be used to protect mobile phones and other valuables from getting wet, these gifts are very practical.  As a result, in less than one hour nearly 200 people signed up for these gifts.

This was a great way to serve our neighbors and people who work nearby and to make personal contacts with them. Inside the pouches we included a tract about families and another Gospel tract.  Using the personal contact information that they gave us, our staff will make follow-up contacts with each person in the coming weeks.

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