Listener Gathering in Bangkok

On May 14 2017 our Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand (LHMT) team conducted a Listener Gathering for people who tune in to our “Because You Are Loved” radio program in Bangbon District in Bangkok. We all met at Ruamrakun Church for 2 hours of relationship building and sharing through some fun activities, songs and conversations.

A total of 48 people attended, 34 of whom were regular listeners to our program. This number also includes 8 participants who were not Christians.

We have a good relationship with Pastor Soomkiet Limpisook, because we did a Listener Gathering at his church 5 years ago with Rev. Khumpanyam, our radio speaker for the “Because You Are Loved” radio program. Pastor Soomkiet has always done a very good job of following up with listeners that our team refers to his church, so we were happy to work with him again.

Everyone had a good time together during the Listener Gathering and some contacts were made. Pastor Soomkiet prayed for a mother and daughter who were interested in learning more about Jesus and he will contact them again in the near future. They have listened to our radio programs for a while, but this was their first visit to a church.

We thank God for safe travel and for good interactions with the listeners and others who attended. We pray that God will to work in their hearts and minds as they continue to listen to our radio programs.

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Finding Hope

Our speakers for the 3 radio programs.

Mrs. Pitsamai Ooppasanm, who lives in Narathiwat Province, lost her job as a hotel maid because of the severe pain she has been suffering from a herniated disk in her back. To help support her family, Mrs. Pitsamai tried to start a small family business that she could do from home. This has been difficult and very stressful for her.

To help relieve the stress, Mrs. Pitsamai listens to the radio. She recently came across 3 Journey Into Light – Lutheran Hour Ministries Thailand programs that were being broadcast on a church community radio station. After listening to the programs Mrs. Pitsamai called our team and told us about her situation. Mrs. Pitsamai said, “When I listen to your programs and hear the radio speaker talking about God, I feel peaceful. I heard on one program that Jesus gives hope, so I want to learn more about Him. I want to have hope in my life.”

When our team heard about her story, we invited Mrs. Pitsamai to study our Bible Correspondence Course to learn more about Jesus. Now she is studying Course 1, Lesson 3. We also introduced her to local church in her area. People from the church went to visit her at her home and took her to worship at the church. Mrs. Pitsamai received lots of encouragement and wants to go to worship God at the church again.
Our staff also sent her some booklets and other Christian literature to read and learn more about God.

Mrs. Pitsamai asks for prayer that her back problem will be better and prayer that her family will get to know Jesus, too.