House of hope
THE SLUMS AROUND BANGKOK are desperately needy. Parents despair as they watch their children struggle against drug dealers who hang around at the school gates, targeting the most vulnerable.
That is why mums and dads in Tungsonghong are so grateful that the House of Hope offers a safe place for children to go after school. The kids come to learn English and music and also to study the Bible and worship Jesus! Every week there are more young people coming to join in the activities.
Now, some older teens have joined our leadership team and are helping with the Top Kids outreach programme every Saturday. They are learning how to share their faith with their families and friends. It’s a tough, heartbreaking place to work, but we are filled with joy when we see whole families baptised and following Jesus – ever-increasing circles of light in this dark place.
Prasert is the field leader for the Thai World Outreach International workers in Thailand. She is also involved in children’s evangelism and discipleship and church planting. Prasert is married to Dee and has worked with Good News Ministries since she graduated from Bible School in 1986. Prasert comes from a Christian family. Her eight brothers and sisters are all serving the Lord. Many of them are in full-time ministry.
Prasert is the founder and director of Top Kids, an evangelistic and teaching program for children, from four slum communities, held every Saturday at Muangtong Church, north Bangkok.