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Typical Mission Data

Information on missionaries in theThailand region as related to their posed threat to the racial and survival security of the Akha People.

It will not be possible for us to note in each case their involvement with the Akha, or to what extent, but each group and individual represents part of the collaborative mission network in this region.

We do not agree with the information below, it is only here to give an example of how the propaganda works. For example, CNEC notes that it uses the Chinese first. This is also beneficial to them as the Chinese look down on anyone who is not Han Chinese and are mercenary when it comes to evangelization or takeover of ethinc groups.

We have made caustic notes below, to clearly point out how prejudice and hateful these statements are against the Akha people.

Currently not in any order.
Now Keep In Mind
It's The MONEY stupid!
They sure as heck don't spend it in the hilltribe villages!

1) CNEC - Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission
It is the usual practice for CNEC to begin church-planting among Chinese nationals in a particular region, before reaching out to the other races or tribes living at the fringe of the Chinese community. Just as God has told the Israelites in Moses' time to take care of the strangers in their land, so too, does CNEC take care of these people living near the main target group, the Chinese. Its policies of evangelization, church-planting and training of nationals are summarily carried out, whether with the Chinese or with their neighbors.

 - Serving Christ among the Akhas
In the 80s, a CNEC worker, Brother Soo Moo Yang, who was working with the Chinese ethnic group in Hwei Hai, saw the spiritual needs of the Akha people living in the nearby areas. He became the pioneer in reaching out to the Akhas.

The Akhas are a minority race from Yunnan, China. In the 19th century, they moved southward to the Golden Triangle of Northern Thailand. The Akha Way embodies all their traditions, codes of conduct and religious practices. Like the Chinese, the Akhas engage in ancestor worship and are superstitiously animistic. (Discriminatory terms)

Life is difficult for the Akhas. As their population increases, they are unable to survive on their farm produce. Many Akhas hope to find jobs in town, but lack the Thai citizenship that the government is reluctant to give. Many of them end up as illegal workers, often badly exploited by their employers. Some hope to educate their younger generation in the towns but do not have the means to do so. And some families, due to abject poverty, have no alternative but to sell their daughters to brothels. (This is not the case. Akhas enter into transactions to place their daughters in a job that often ends up being debt bondage. Since not all Akha girls end up in this situation, the Akha continue to send their children out to work. But it is very dangerous none the less)

The Akhas are at the crossroads of modernity and ideological conflict. They are finding that the primitiveness of their Akha Way has no relevance in their present context. In urgent times like this, it is vital to train more Akha nationals to help their fellow people. (Yeah, well the missionaries can go screw their own primitive, white race, minority hating ways)

 - Tailoring the Gospel according to the Akha Context
The gospel is presented to the Akhas according to their cultural context. As they love music and dance, Bible stories are put into songs with dance movements to make it easier for them to remember. Since they already have the concept of a creator, the introduction of a God of supernatural power and love is used as a contact point in reaching them. The Akhas have a limited concept of sin. To them, a righteous individual is one who appeased his ancestors. He and his family are healthy and have enough to eat. The Bible teaches them, however, that there are other forms of sin, like hatred, curses, greed and theft. Their inner well-being can only be achieved when they confess their sins and the God of love forgives these sins. Moreover, since the Akhas are taught the importance of continuity in personal relationships, they are also informed that the removal of sins promotes continuity. (These missionary racist pigs show how little they know about the Akha. Like the Akha don't know what a thief looks like? Then they wouldn't have a word for it would they? Or words for other actions of bad behaviour and character, like money grubbing, child stealing, genocidal missionaries.)

Akhas are people with strong family bonds. (Funny how the Akha are good, then they are bad, smoke and mission mirrors) Brother Soo Moo Yang lived with the shaman (village witchdoctor)(The Akha don't have witchdoctors, they have doctors, like you or people in New York city have doctors.) for seven months, during which he and the shaman built mutual trust and love for each other. The shaman was touched by his Christian lifestyle, while Brother Soo observed the needs of the Akha people. With the help of the Holy Spirit and his prayers, the shaman got rid of his opium addiction and even became the shaman of the living God - his conversion paved the way for the conversion of the other Akha villagers.

 - Training Akha Shepherds
Training of the Akhas is accomplished in balance, teaching obedience to Christ but in their own cultural context.
 - Apprenticeship
Young Akha Christians live with the Chinese pastors in the Chinese church. They study the Bible and learn responsibilities in worship, personal evangelism and visitation. (Living with the Chinese is culturally balanced?)

 - Short term training
Laymen selected by the Akha pastors in the church meet together and spend about three weeks to learn. Courses are given in reading of the Bible in the Akha language, Biblical doctrines and learning of hymns. The translators of the Akha language make new Testaments and hymnals available. This sort of non-formal training in periodic workshops is offered in non-planting and non-harvesting seasons.

 - Formal training
Committed Christians with some secondary education are sent to Bible institutes in the town or city for a period of 3 to 4 years. This program gives poor Akha children a chance to go to school run by the Thai government. With external financial support from churches, it is our earnest hope that they at least, unlike their parents, will be able to read the Bible for themselves at a younger age. Many Akhas or other minority tribal people who are too poor tend to abandon their children at the church's doorstep. (This is total trash, who are these dishonest racist pigs?)These children are put in the care of single or married Christian workers, and are supported by this scheme. (Its a scheme all right)

 - Help the Akhas to provide for themselves
The government has destroyed many opium fields, and many Akhas were chased out of their old homes. Besides, fertile land is getting scarce in the hills. After initial consultation with a Singapore horticulturist, plans have been made to plant fruit trees, coffee and tea. The harvests will contribute financially to the ministries of the Akhas among their own people. So far, many efforts have been bearing fruit. The Akha brethren in Hwei Mei Ling have planted coffee and peach trees in an effort towards supporting themselves and the poverty-stricken villagers. Mang Guo Village, assisted by a church in Singapore, is harvesting peanuts. (No comment of human rights abuses, land theft?)

 - Rescue teenagers
At times, teenage girls are sold into prostitution in large cities by poor parents. (This is false but sounds good to the church congregation when asking for money) One missionary organization has redeemed some of their girls who then have been channeled into our Akha congregation.

 - Glorious fruit
To date, there are 7 Akha churches with their own Akha pastors. There are also several Chinese churches with Akha people worshipping together with the Chinese. Many Akha villages have even taken up the initiative to invite ministers to their villages to teach the Bible. The Chiangmai-Akha Christian Church is now reaching the city residents, including students living and working in the Chiangmai vicinity.

A number of youths who have benefited from the Sponsor-A-Child Ministry have returned to serve in CNEC. A young Akha evangelist trained at the Gospel Bible Institute in Hwei Hai, is now continuing the work pioneered by Brother Soo.

 - Sponsor-A-Child Ministry
Answers to your questions about SPONSOR-A-CHILD program. What chance does a child born in a third world country have to become a national leader or even a responsible citizen? Very little, unless the child receives an education. A meal may fill a stomach for a day, but a Christian education will fill a mind and heart for a lifetime.

Education is the key to develop a child's potential and to help the youngster to become a productive person. Important as it is to train eager young minds in basic skills, it is even more crucial for them to learn about Jesus. Jesus changes lives; He fulfills potential.

Sponsor-A-Child Ministry in Singapore was initiated in February 1977. It is a vital CNEC ministry to school age children from Kindergarten to junior high school and has enabled children's inquiring minds to be fed from the Bible as well as textbooks. Many parents, like the refugees in Northern Thailand or Myanmar, cannot feed or clothe their children, let alone educate them. Sponsors who believe in shaping children's lives have the opportunity to help through SAC ministry in nine countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The majority of the children enrolled in SAC come from non-Christian homes. As the children hear about Christ, they share the "good news" with their families. In Northern Thailand, West Kalimantan and Myanmar, there are over 3000 children who receive an education because sponsors care enough to make this possible.

 - A gratifying outcome.
S.L. a former student of SAC has proved his potential through this ministry. "I was brought up in a poor, non-Christian family. As a young boy, I used to steal and fight in a gang, and also mock the Christian faith. In the hope to change my behavior, I was sent by my non-Christian father to receive discipline from a pastor. Meanwhile, I had an opportunity to receive education through SAC ministry. I came to know of Jesus in Sunday School. During one of the revival meetings, I was touched by the power of the Holy Spirit and decided to dedicate myself to the Lord. After graduating from Pre-University, I received my theological training in Bangkok. In 1986, I was sent to serve as Pastor. Now I am ministering among my own people".

 - Come, join us..
If you feel challenged to accept the ministry of sponsoring a child, then you are truly blessed with vision, unselfish love and a remarkable sense of wanting to help develop a child's potential.

You may have the privilege of investing in the same young life for a number of years. In some countries, SAC assists students right through the critical high school years. On the other hand, when a child graduates or moves away, or leaves school for any reason, you will be given the opportunity to sponsor another child in his/her place. We encourage you to pray for your sponsored child regularly and to respond to the short, formal notes (2 letters and a card yearly) that your sponsored child will write.

All funds are placed in the Christian Education Fund to provide tuition, school supplies and evangelistic outreach programs such as Vacation Bible School and Retreats.

"Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, will not depart from it" Proverbs 22:6
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If you are interested to sponsor a child, please contact any one of the following PI/CNEC offices listed below to request for more information. If your country of residence is not listed below, you may contact the CNEC SEA office in Singapore directly.

The e-mail addresses of the PI/CNEC offices are as follows:
USA - info@partnersintl.org
Canada - partners@idirect.com
United Kingdom - 100657.147@compuserve.com
Australia - 100253.1056@compuserve.com
Japan - cnec-kk@mail.wbs.ne.jp
Malaysia - klaims@pd.jaring.my
Singapore - cnecsea@pacific.net.sg


 2) Christina Lew

A missionary involved in church planting and social-evangelical work in border regions of north Thailand and north-eastern Myanmar over the past 6 years. She is working in partnership with CNEC (Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission) and her work is supported by various churches in Singapore and Malaysia. Mt Carmel, through the OOSK ministry, is supporting some of her work.


 3) Mount Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church
        152 West Coast Road, Singapore 127370
        Tel : (065)-779 5077, Fax : (065)-777 0613
        Email: church@carmel.com.sg

 - Thailand
We have helped finance the rebuilding of a church in a north Thailand Akha village called 'Mango Village' . The old Church building was being destroyed by termites. We contributed to part of the rebuilding cost. This church was founded in 1989 and is pastored by Li Jian Ping who is from the Wa tribe. It has 50 adult and 40 children members. Presently, two of the members' grown-up children have graduated from Bible college and are pasturing a tribal church. Another 3 members are undergoing theological training for the Lord's service. The old church and the rebuilt new church can be seen in the attached photos. Although this support was not directly related to the street-kids ministry we nevertheless felt that the need was urgent and justifiable. The fund was drawn from our Missions budget.

 - Myanmar
1) Taichileik Abundant Life Centre (TALC)
This is a Children's Home located in a village just across the border from Mae Sai, Thailand. Set up in May 1998, it now serves 41 poor tribal children from the Wa, Dai, Lahu, Akha, Chinese, Burmese and An tribes. The children receive food, lodging and clothes as well as a formal education and, most importantly, are led to know Christ. Carmel has been providing the children with pocket money.

2) Meihe Abundant Life Drug Rehab Centre (MALDRC)
This centre was started in early 1999 and has 7 inmates. The inmates are involved in farming and livestock activities. Five of them have since been baptized and are coming to the end of their rehabilitation. We are supporting the monthly expenses of 4 inmates.

3) Burmese Primary School in Meihe village
Although Meihe village has a 80-year history, the villagers were still illiterate. The Abundant Life Church in Taichileik decided to reach out to the villagers through starting a school to educate the village children. The school was established in 1998 and has a present enrolment of 70 children with 3 teachers. We are supporting 2 of the teachers.

4) Pei Qing Primary School in Shi Men Kan Village
This village is in the far north of Shan State near the Chinese border. The school is located in the premises of the village's church and has 128 pupils and 5 teachers.It is the only school in the area that teaches up to Primary 6. Carmel is supporting 2 of the teachers. 


 4) THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THAILAND

In the early 1930s the Presbyterian Mission invited other Protestant groups to join them to establish a truly national Protestant church. The Maitrichit Baptist church In Bangkok, a long-established Chinese congregation, accepted this invitation. World War II intervenedm but after the war other groups became identified with the newly-established Church of Christ in Thailand, the C.C.T. Missionary initiaves by Baptists from various countries were co-ordinated by the Thailand Baptist Missionary Fellowship (T.B.M.F.), which identified itself with the C.C.T.'s unified approach, as did the Marburger Mission representatives. When the British Churches of Christ placed the administration of their small Thai mission in the hands of their American counterpart, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), it also became a part of the C.C.T.

The C.C.T. inheritated a Presbyterian form of church government, with local churches organized into pakhs (presbyteries), of which there are now 19. A nation-wide General Assembly meets every two years. It's chief office-bearers are elected for four years, and can be re-elected for a further four, after which they must be replaced.

The C.C.T. is completely governed by its own members. All of its office-bearers and heads of departments are Thai nationals. Expatriate personnel are invited as co-workers, and allotted their tasks by the C.C.T. itself, and such financial support as it receives from abroad is also dispersed according to church policy. The membership strength of the church had traditionally been in the rural villages, but the steady flow of country folk to the cities is beginning to raise problems in the life of the church.

14 Pramuan Road, Bangkok 10500 THAILAND
Cable: OIKOUMENE, BKK.
Tel. (02) 2360211-2, 2369499, 2366931
Fax: (02) 2364450

The C.C.T. has official status as a foundation under the Thai legal system. Relationships with the Royal Thai government have remained cordial through the years. Members of the royal family have honoured the C.C.T. by their presence at its functions from time to time, the last national occasion being the attendance of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the 60th Anniversary Assembly in 1994. 


 5) Rev. Larry and Jan Martin

Larry and Jan are working with the 12th District of the Church of Christ in Thailand. The population of this district is primarily Chinese. American Baptist missionaries have been working in a partnership with these Chinese churches for more than 150 years.

The Martins are involved in general church work as well as in church planting and daycare centers for the children of families in these communities. Before their marriage, they had been assigned to work in two separate preaching stations on the outskirts of Bangkok. Because they felt that leaving either of these assignments would be letting the churches down, they continue to work in both communities, traveling 40 miles each way through city traffic. They are constantly looking for new "doors" for witness whether it be through participating in cooking lessons or visiting a young girl struggling with the power of evil spirits. (So you believe in evil spirits? But you criticize the Akha for doing so?)

Larry and Jan are inspired with the eagerness with which the people of Thailand get involved with the church. They write: "The people in the Chinese Baptist churches are very evangelical. It is as though church planting is in their blood."

Mailing address:
Rev. Larry and Jan Martin
7 Muu 10
T. Mae Bao
A Payamengrai
Chiang Rai 57290, Thailand

Important Information:
Married: February 13, 1993
Larry Commissioned: June 4, 1993

Birthdays:
Jan - June 18
Larry - October 17

Call to Mission
In the summer of 1984, Larry Martin was a volunteer missionary to Japan. As a result of his experience with the people of Japan and the ministry there, he decided to dedicate his life to serving the people of Asia. He became a volunteer teacher in Thailand and an interim pastor of a Laotian congregation in Kansas City before completing his M.Div. degree in missions. After two years as a teacher in China, Larry was appointed by the Board of International Ministries as a missionary to Thailand.

Jan was born in England and moved with her family to Australia when she was nine years old. Although her family was not Christian, Jan made a commitment to Christ while attending a Christian group in her high school.
Jan was interested in missions for many years but did not see how it could be a part of her life. Even though she prayed for missionaries, contributed to missions and attended missionary presentations, Jan says: "I had good excuses--not being married or a medical person; therefore, I couldn't be a missionary."

Through the influence of her pastor and other Christian leaders, however, Jan eventually stopped making excuses and saw that God could use her in mission service.

Jan attended theological college and was commissioned in 1986 by the Australian Baptist Missionary Society to serve in Thailand. Jan and Larry met through their mutual mission involvements in Thailand and were married there.

Jan
Education: Electronics certificate, Queensland, Australia; diploma in Biblical studies, Baptist Theological College, Queensland; studies in church planting and counseling, North Queensland College of Ministries
Work experience: Laboratory technician; senior telecommunications technician; youth pastor

Larry
Education: A.A. in liberal arts from Fresno College, Fresno, CA; B.A. in biological science from California State University; M Div. in missions from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, KS
Work experience: Public school teacher; volunteer to Japan and Thailand; youth pastor; interim youth pastor; interim pastor; English teacher with Amity Foundation in China

Language used in ministry: Thai, Chinese

If you would like to be on the Martin's mailing list (via the U.S. Postal Service) or want further information please email International Ministries bim.literature@abc-usa.org or call us at 1-800-ABC-3USA. 


 6) CMF Ministry in Thailand:

Thailand extends down the Malaysian Peninsula on the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, sharing boundaries with Burma (Myanmar) on the west and northwest, Laos on the east and northeast, Cambodia on the southeast, and Malaysia on the south. Known also as Siam (before 1939 and 1945-49), the country was named Thailand -- meaning "land of the free" -- because it successfully retained its freedom when surrounding countries were colonized by Western powers -- in 1939. It is rich in rubber and in mineral resources. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, with the king exercising little power. The capital, Bangkok, was established in 1782. Ethnic Thai make up about 80% of the 60 million population; ethnic Chinese, the largest minority, about 12%; and Malays, living mainly on the peninsula, about 4 percent. Thai is spoken by approximately 97% of the population and is the official language; Malay, Chinese, Lao, and other languages are spoken by the minorities. English is used in government and commerce. Major industries include food processing, tin and petroleum refining, and the production of textiles, garments, integrated circuits, and consumer electronics. Foreign investment in Thai industry, particularly from Japan, has increased dramatically in recent years. Although there is a long missions tradition and freedom of religion in Thailand, this country remains a Buddhist stronghold. Fully 97% of the country is Buddhist, though for many it is a thin veneer over an animistic base for their religion. The Malays are predominantly Muslim. Today in Thailand, Christians from every group number less than 1%.

In 1995, CMF missionaries arrived to work in Chiang Mai in church-planting and leadership training among the middle class of the city. Chiang Mai -- over 700 years old -- is the largest city in northern Thailand and the second largest city in that nation. It serves as the religious, economic, cultural, educational, and transportation center for both northern Thailand and part of Myanmar, and has strong cultural ties with Laos. Chiang Mai is developing into a very modern city; internet cafes are on the same streets as ancient temples. With modernization and interest in Western culture, there are great opportunities with Thailand's future leaders in the universities. Chiang Mai University has over 15,000 students and Chiang Mai School of Technology has over 3,500 students. CMF's missionaries will begin campus ministry by 2002.

CMF Thailand Field Team:
Jeff & Pilar Prus (currently on furlough)
Richard & Sandra Saxton (Chiang Mai)

Preparing for Service in Thailand:
Greg & Allison Coley
Jason & Carie Garris

Phil & Maggie Edwards, Asia Coordinator

Thailand Field Needs: Church planters, university professors, schoolteachers, consultants, business people, campus ministers, teachers of English as a Second Language 

All questions should be directed to:
CMF International
PO Box 501020
Indianapolis, IN 46250-6020
317-578-2700; Fax: 317-578-2827
Email: Missions@CMFi.org


 7) First Chinese Church

Diane and Doug Campbell

Diane Aranio Campbell, daughter of former Youth Choir Director Doreen Aranio, grew up here at FCCC. She, her husband Doug and sons Davis, Donovan and Drew are living in Singapore with Asia Impact, a Campus Crusade for Christ ministry in East Asia. Asia Impact sends both summer and long-term missions teams to campuses in East Asia for evangelism and discipleship. Doug is the "technological expert" at the base of operations in Singapore. Diane will minister as a full-time mother and mentor.

Mailing address: 
26 N Kim Tian Road Queen's Flat, Singapore 169256

E-mail: doug1@mbox2.singnet.com.sg

Send financial support through First Chinese Church (designate "Doug and Diane Campbell") or to their mailing address above (designate "Campus Crusade for Christ - East Asia"). 


 8) Mt. Pleasant Christian Church

Rich & JoAnn Sheeley
84 St. Francis Road
Singapore 328069
E-mail: gnpi-asia@xc.org


 9) Christian And Missionary Alliance Church
         Email: info@gracecma.com

Missionaries in Thailand
Missions - leader: Tom Cressman

Email: tomgini@juno.com

This page is provided as a service to the intercessory prayer warriors of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. However, due the open nature of the Web and the easy access this provides for those who would do harm to our missionaries it is necessary that we keep all information about our missionaries and their families to the barest minimum. Therefore we are only placing the missionary's name and photo here to help you in praying for their ministries. If you wish to have further details please contact the missionary directly at his or her regular mailing address or in the directory of the C&MA which is available through your local C&MA church.

Wherever possible, and when permitted by the missionary, we have included the missionary's e-mail address. In cases where the missionary has his or her own Web page we will provide a direct link to there from the photo page. Missionaries with Web pages will be marked with an asterisk (*). Please be aware that many missionaries have to pay dearly for each e-mail message sent or received.

Your Missionaries:

BOESE, Joy S, 1969

BURNETT, Rev. Derek and Bonnie, 1999

CHAN, Dr Leok Har, 1982

CRONK, Rev Michael and Anita, 1994

DANNEKER, Rev Edward and Susan, 1992

FORD, Rev Norma nand Doris, 1969

GOULD, Rev Bob and Louella, 1996

HANNOLD, Rev Boyd and Donna, 1984

HERR, Lee, 1999

HERRING, Rev Richard and Wendy, 1983

HOOPER, Edna, 1970

HUBERT, Dorothy P, 1962

de KONING, Rev Dirk and Johanna, 1996

KUE, Rev Naolue and Pang H, 1994

LAVENDER, Rev. Brian and Cindy, 1999

LOR, Rev Nhiako and Doua, 1992

NG, Rev Edward and Amy, 1994

PERSONS, Rev Larry and Nancy, 1987

QUINLAN, Janice L, 1985

SOUNG, Dr Jerry and True, 1992

STRONG, Rev Stephen and Carol, 1993

VIK, Debbie, 1985 


10) Rick, Tammy, Shane & Dustin Salmon

And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
-Ephesians 6:19-20

salmonth2@freewwweb.com

Field Address:
P.O. Box 14 Udom Suk Post Office
Bangkok 10260 Thailand
Phone # 66-2-747-7286

Sending Church:
Temple Baptist Church
Pastor Leroy Eldridge
1400 N. US1
Titusville, Florida 32796
Phone # (407)269-1133 


11) Campus Crusade for Christ

To begin a LINC college / university ministry in almost any country in your region contact:
International LINC
andersod@ccci.org
1-407-826-2560 EST

THAILAND NATIONAL MINISTRIES
P.O. Box 4-6
Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Telephone: [66] (2) 275-6762
Fax: [66] (2) 692-3421 


12) Im Jai Foundation

Welcome to Im Jai Foundation! We provide funding and other assistance to Thai Christians who are operating programs and projects directed at meeting the physical and spiritual needs of children.

Our Programs:
Evangelism - Telling the good news of the Gospel
Refuge - We support the creation and improvement of orphanages and children's homes.
Education- We provide tuition assistance, school uniforms, supplies and special training programs.

About the Im Jai Foundation:

EDUCATION

TUITION ASSISTANCE - The Government of Thailand hopes to improve the availability of public education above the primary and junior grades, but currently most upper level grade school children must pay special fees and or tuition to attend classes in the Government schools. In addition there are many fine schools operated by private organizations that also require tuition payments. As funds permit, Im Jai Foundation provides tuition assistance to students who have demonstrated a high potential but lack the resources to continue their education. This includes students enrolled in college and technical school.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND SUPPLIES - All Government schools and most private schools require students to wear uniforms and special shoes. There are separate uniforms for class and sports. The cost of the uniform is the responsibility of students and parents. Some students leave school because they do not have sufficient funds for this expense. Im Jai Foundation gives priority to ensuring that students from affiliated children's homes have the required uniforms as well as the school supplies required to attend school and pursue their studies. 

SPECIAL TRAINING PROGRAMS - While the schools in Thailand have an excellent record for teaching the basics skills, they often lack staff and equipment necessary to provide students with special training. Im Jai Foundation provides funds to affiliated children's homes to provide students with on-site training in music, computer science, and other specialties. We also fund field trips and other outings designed to enhance the students knowledge and social skills. In keeping with our basic purpose, we also support the development and operation of an AWANA program designed especially for Thailand.

Our Partners:
Our efforts are supported by individuals, churches, other charities and businesses throughout the world who share our concerns and want to make a difference in the lives of Thai children.
Join us in this exciting ministry! All of your contribution (100%) will go to make a difference in the life of a child. Contact us for more information about our programs and opportunities to be involved.

Contact Information:
William R. Wood, Director
Im Jai Foundation
12 Curtis Lane Longview WA 98632
Fax:: 360-577-2960
info@imjai.com
Im Jai Foundation is a publicly supported non-profit corporation, registered in Washington State, and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.


13) AWANA - Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed

Mr & Mrs. Joe Franzen
234/88 Chiangmai-Hod Rd
T. San Puek Wan
A. Hang Dong 
Chiangmai, 50230 Thailand

Email: jfranzen@loxinfo.co.th
Phone 011-66-53-431-764
mobile 011-66-1-671-882 

From the Franzen newsletter (Awana missionaries) http://www.imjai.com/AWANAnewsletter0401.htm

Recent Developments
It has been exciting to spend time talking and discussing Awana with some very supportive individuals. One of the more exciting developments in Thailand is the contacts with national Pastors who are for Awana. 

Prayer Items
Pray for us as we explain and present Awana to one Thai Baptist Church in Chiangmai and one Expat Community Church in Chiangmai. Pray for the Lord's direction for us as we look for the first Awana Club in Thailand. Pray that the Lord would allow it to be the first "Adopt-a-Club" for Thailand. About Awana:

AWANA THAILAND

The word Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

The Awana program is designed to provide children with moral and spiritual values based on the Bible. The children are organized into clubs appropriate to their age level. Club meetings include game time, handbook time, and a teaching time where the lesson is presented. The lessons cover the major themes of Christian teaching, and memorization of scripture is emphasized.

Awana clubs are structured by age group with the literature and teaching methods designed specifically for each group. Awana uniforms help the children feel a part of the program and continued progress is encouraged through a series of awards and badges that indicate achievement.

The message below was sent by Bill Wood, responding to inquiries about the Franzen family:

Dear Friend,

You message about projects in Thailand was forwarded to me by Joe Franzen. The Franzen family are now in Thailand studying the Thai language and doing some teaching assignments. Eventually they will run a children's educational program for Thai Christian churches.

The Im Jai Foundation works with Thai Christians who are operating children's homes. We assist them with funding, program development, and volunteer services. We currently assist eight homes. Most have 35 to 50 children in residence, but some have 80 to 90 children. Our efforts are made possible by the support of Christian people, mostly in the USA, but with some from other countries also involved. The projects we assist are all located in northern Thailand. Hill tribe children make up most of the population in the homes. I think a few of the children originated in Burma but we have no papers on them. 

Our programs are very cost effective. Our few necessary costs in the USA are all covered by a private donation so that all other contributions can go 100% to the effort in Thailand. We have many Thai volunteers so staffing costs there are also kept to a minimum. Donations of food coupled with self help efforts at the homes also help keep our food costs to a minimum. 

I hope this responds to your questions.

Thank you for your interest in the children of Thailand. Also we pray God will bless you in the fine work you do on behalf of the oppressed people in Burma. 

Bill Wood 


14) Catlin, Dennis & Debra 

U.S. address:
c/o Missions Office
PO Box 191
Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417-862-5001

Field address:
PO Box 12
Chaiyaphum 36000 Thailand
Phone: 833-916

Sending church:
Calvary Baptist Church
Fruitland Park, Florida
Robert Mullis, pastor
Phone: 352-787-7673

E-mail address:
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15) The Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok

Phone: 251-0809,251-8278

Our address is:
88 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Bangkok 10110 THAILAND
E-Mail: calvarybangkok@hotmail.com

Our Church Staff
Rev. Pa Ni Maung, Minister to Burmese
Sawang Tono, Minister to Thais
Jiraporn L., Minister to Thais
Diew T, Minister to Thais
Nok T, Church secretary


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