Reaching Thailand’s children
CHILDREN ARE USUALLY open and receptive to the Gospel, but until now the Thai church hasn’t paid much attention to them, so it is encouraging to see many churches cooperating to run children’s ministry training seminars. Over the last few months, I have trained 220 children’s workers, young and old, from many churches around Thailand.
Following a seminar in Khon Kaen, Mrs Nongnut, who is over 60 years old, told me about her plans to take the Gospel to many villages in her area. Even though she had never taught children before coming to the seminar, she was full of enthusiasm and confidence. Now every Saturday and Sunday, Mrs Nongnut teaches hundreds of children in five villages about Jesus.
It’s not only the children who come, but also their parents. Whole families have come to Christ in each of these villages. Please pray that more Thai Christians will see the importance of reaching children for Christ!
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.