ETS Training in Nakhon Sawan

ETS103On August 27, 2016 our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) director and staff conducted an Equipping the Saints (ETS) evangelism training at Nakhon Sawan Church in Nakhon Sawan Province.  This was the first time our LHMT team did a ministry program in that area.

A total of 27 members from 5 churches participated in the workshop.  We were disappointed that we didn’t reach the expected total of 60 attendees, but we were very thankful for those who were able to come.  Our team taught the usual ETS modules about how and why we do evangelism and provided several practical ideas about how they could share their faith with their family and friends.

We enjoyed having a time of worship together, eating lunch together and singing and doing fun activities with those who attended the workshop.  Since we didn’t know anyone from that group before the training, this was a good opportunity to interact personally with them and to begin building relationships.

At the end of the day we got very good feedback from everyone.  They were happy to learn more about doing outreach to people in their communities who don’t know Jesus and 18 people became LHMT commissioned volunteers.  Also, 30 people asked to begin receiving encouraging Gospel text messages from us every week on their mobile phones.

Our team was very encouraged when the leader of the women’s ministry at the church asked about the possibility of our LHMT team helping to conduct a women’s camp for them in the future.  We are interested in doing that and will continue talking with them about this.

We thank God for safe travel, for blessing our ETS program and interactions with the participants and for the possibility of working with them again in the future.

 

Special Guests Visit the LHM Thailand Ministry Center

Three junior high school boys from Bangkok Christian School came to visit our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) ministry center recently.  One of the boys is a member of the same church as one of our LHMT studio technicians.

The boys are very interested in technology and enjoy music.  Because they were curious about how a recording studio operated. they wanted to see a studio in action.  When they learned that we have two recording studios in our ministry center, they decided to take a look.

We enjoyed meeting the boys and our studio technician had a good time demonstrating for them how he produces the Christian music recordings and radio programs.  We hope that the boys were happy with their time at our ministry center and we pray that God will bless them in their studies.

Good Response to Program Honoring Mothers

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One of the mothers who received our t-shirt.

During our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) live radio broadcasts on August 6 and 13 the main topic of the programs was giving honor to mothers in connection with the Thailand Mother’s Day on August 12.

To help our listeners celebrate we gave away free Mother’s Day T-shirts to people who telephoned our staff during the radio program.  A total of 42 people called and gave us their contact information.  Some callers planned to wear the T-shirts on Mother’s Day.  Others told us the T-shirts were going to be a gift to their mothers on Mother’s Day.

We are very happy that so many listeners contacted us during the radio program and that they appreciated the T-shirts so much.  We received many good comments about the T-shirts and the live radio broadcasts.  We thank God that we are able to reach out to the people of central Thailand with encouraging messages through the live programs and to tell them about God’s love for them through Jesus Christ.  We look forward to having more contact with them through our follow-up activities in the coming weeks.

 

Mother’s Day Activity at Our Ministry Center

4Mother15To help people in the community surrounding our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) ministry center celebrate Mother’s Day on August 12 our staff conducted a special activity on August 4 and 5. In front of our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) ministry center our team set up a table with some special Mother’s Day materials and a microphone and speakers.

Using Christian and secular music that honors mothers our LHMT team attracted the attention of local vendors and people passing by on their way to work.

We invited people to stop by and register with us to receive the materials and some candy and to have a chance to win free Mother’s Day T-shirts. On August 4, while going to work and during their lunch break, 157 people filled out our registration form and collected their free materials. At the end of the day the names of 5 people were drawn and they received their free T-shirts.

On August 5 another 153 people registered with us. Everyone enjoyed the Jasmine Mother’s Day pin and the card with a Bible verse inside. Those who won the Mother’s Day shirts were very happy. Some looked forward to wearing them on Mother’s Day, others planned to give them as Mother’s Day gifts to their mothers.

Several people asked why we were doing this activity. That gave us a great opportunity to talk about God’s love and the joy we have in giving to others.

5Mother11In addition to providing some materials for the people, through this activity we were able to meet and interact with shop owners and staff who work near us and some of the people who walk by our ministry center every day. We had a chance to tell them who we are and what we do and to begin building relationships with them.

Using the personal contact information they gave us on the registration form we will be able to do some follow-up activities to get in touch with them again in the coming days. We pray that we can continue to interact with them and get to know them better.