With a vision for the future generations of Thailand, New Zealander Valerie Bateup, alongside another World Outreach International missionary, Lorraine Dierck, began Good News Ministries in 1978. There are now 12 Thai Christians working in the Good News Ministries team. Their vision is to make disciples by winning young people to Christ and helping them to grow in their Christian faith within the Thai church. They do this through outreaches into Thai state schools, preparing cartoon booklets with the story of Jesus, and Bible correspondence lessons as a follow up to these outreaches and through partnership programs and training seminars with local churches as well as youth camps and children’s camps.
Valerie was recently awarded a doctorate in Missiology from Biola University with her dissertation on the analysis of factors contributing to the spiritual development and persistence in the faith of certain Thai young people.Contact Donate