Despite 180 years of Protestant missions in Thailand, there are still relatively few churches and few Christians (less than 1% of the population). Missionaries are still needed but we are just temporary catalysts in helping the Thai church attain to sufficient numbers and maturity so that missionaries won’t be needed. And in many places, the LORD is raising up quality mature Thai believers preaching the Gospel of Christ. I wanted to share a video of one such believer, my friend Off who is on staff with Thai Christian Students (TCS). TCS is part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES).
The following video was taken this past August during an open air evangelism event at the market next to the Tesco Lotus mall in Lopburi, Central Thailand. There were songs, skits, games, and more direct Gospel presentations. Lots of tracts and nearly 500 Gospels of John were handed out. The goal of this kind of evangelism is not to get people to decide for Christ on the spot, and as such there were no altar calls or decision cards. The goal is to sow seeds and to get people thinking about spiritual realities that they may not have considered before, starting from what people already believe and moving them towards considering the claims of the Bible.
The whole presentation is about 15 minutes but I had to break it up into two segments in order to put it onto YouTube. So, watch Part 1 and then move on to Part 2, which is the continuation of Off’s message. If you’re interested to learn more about what Off and the other folks from Thai Christian Students in Central Thailand are up to, please visit their blog at http://tcscentralthailand.wordpress.com
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