The First ETS of the Year

ETS Khonburi7On Saturday, June 25 the Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) director and staff conducted the first Equipping the Saints (ETS) evangelism workshop for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  A total of 45 people from 9 churches arrived early in the morning at Khonburi Church in Nakhonratchasima Province to participate in the training. Because it was about a 5-hour drive from Bangkok, the team had to travel on Friday and Sunday.

When plans were being made to do this workshop 11 churches were expected to attend. However, one church had to cancel. The group from another church was halfway to Khonburi Church when they had to return home because they were informed that a church member had been killed.

Pastor Chumroen Burinok arranged for this training because his church has been airing all 3 LHMT radio programs for more than a year on the church’s community radio station. The programs are Relieve Your Worries, Encouragement for You and Because You are Loved. Pastor Chumroen and the members of his church were very happy with the quality of our LHMT radio programs and wanted to learn more from our team.

Everyone who joined the ETS training seemed to enjoy worshiping and studying together throughout the day. The members from all of the churches participated enthusiastically in the activities and had a good time getting to meet each other.

At the end of the day 29 participants signed up to become our commissioned volunteers in that area and 34 people enrolled to receive weekly encouraging Gospel text messages on their mobile phones.

Pastor Chumroen asked us to conduct a Listener Gathering at his church on October 15 for the Relieve Your Worries program. Our LHMT director and team look forward to working with Pastor Chumroen and his church members again.

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