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Maesai Baptist Church Splits Mae Chan Luang Akha Village

The Splitting of Mae Chan Luang Akha Village By The Maesai Baptist Mission

Mae Chan Luang Akha Village: This village is under pressure and being split by a mission in Huai Krai and Taiwanese Baptists, working in tandem with other missions and a church in Joseh Thai on the Mae Chan to Tatong Highway.

Sala Boh Tah is the young pastor being used by the Chinese Baptists for this work in Mae Chan Luang Village. Mae Chan Luang is located up the mountain behind Doi Mae Salong.

The headman of this village, Ah Bauh, requested that these missionaries not interfere in his traditional village.

The missionaries said that they did not have to listen to him or the elders and that they would do what they wanted.

One family was having problems in the village so Sala Boh Tah convinced that family to convert in order to escape their responsibilities to the village. They did with 8 other families. Three of these families returned to the traditional part of the village after a couple of months.

The church meetings with singing and music were disruptively carried on in the village night after night from the home of Booh Dzmm. Approximately three months after these "conversions" both Booh Dzmm and her sister and three other girls left the village for Bangkok to become prostitutes. Pastor Boh Tah could not explain how this related to them hosting the church in their home?

We asked the missionary, a Chinese man at the mission in Huai Krai why they were splitting the village against the will of the headman, the recognized leader of that village by the Thai government. He could not answer.

2001 Update

Since the events listed above the Maesai Baptist Church continue its attack with the backing of The Taiwanese Baptists and split Mae Chan Luang Village in January.

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