Special LHMT Gifts Help Thai People Mourn Their King

After reigning in Thailand for 70 years King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as King Rama IX of Thailand, passed away on October 13, 2016.  In honor or his birthday on December 5 and to assist some Thai people in mourning their king, our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) director and staff are conducting a special activity.

On December 5-7, 2016 the LHMT team is setting up a table in front of our ministry center in Bangkok.  We are giving away free gift packs to anyone who stops at the table and leaves their names and contact information.  The gift packs included a black handkerchief with a simple white design and white and black wristbands with a message of remembrance of His Majesty The King, Rama IX written on it.  We are very pleased that we were able to give away nearly 1,000 gift packs today.

For at least 100 days the Thai people are wearing black in mourning the king.  Government workers will be wearing black for an entire year.  The LHMT gifts are a way to serve people in the community near our ministry center and a means for our team to meet people and to do some follow-up contacts with them.


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