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Nations Magazine | Majority World Cross-cultural Missions

MAJORITY WORLD CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONS

 

Majority World – noun
Majority World refers to countries where most of the population resides – this includes Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the South Pacific island nations..

 

The churches from the whole world are joined in the effort to reach every corner of this Earth, but Western missionary forces still comprise most missionaries. Though it may be slowing down and experiencing some challenges, missions coming out of the majority world show amazing progress with an increase in number due to a growth rate that is much greater than their Western counterparts.

 

WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY LIVING AND SERVING GOD?
John and I are Thai pastors, and we have a 25-year-old daughter Nana. She works with us in our ministries located near Bangkok. It is a blessing to work together as a family from our home and church facility.

 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

We are living in a church building. And we work and live together 24/7. It is difficult to separate work and rest. However, we enjoy it. Every day we focus on evangelism and discipleship through social media.

 

HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN RICHER BECAUSE OF CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICE?
Everyday we hear testimonies from Buddhists who have begun to believe in Jesus, seeing them grow and change through the power of the Holy Spirit. We feel excited because we are seeing the book of Acts come alive.

 

WHAT HAS GOD BEEN TEACHING AND SHOWING YOU RECENTLY?
People think it is hard to evangelise and disciple Buddhists, but we have found that after 10 years of trial and error, that it is not that difficult if you do it in a way that Thais can understand and receive. In controversial areas of their lives, we allow the Holy Spirit to convict them.


WHAT STRUGGLES ARE YOU EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW?

Misunderstanding of our ministry and methods by traditional Christians is our biggest obstacle.

 

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST SPIRITUAL NEED IN THAILAND?
Thais accept anything and everything new, as something to be added to the mix. However, we use this as an opportunity for them to build relationship with Jesus.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT PARTNERING WITH WORLD OUTREACH?
We like the clear vision of WO to reach unreached people groups through training, development, encouragement and mentoring.

 

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
Health for our family, especially John who has leukaemia, but it is under control with medication.

 

 

Be encouraged by these accounts from the efforts being made by our amazing cross-cultural mission team in Southeast Asia.

 

To read more from NATIONS 3, 2021 – CLICK HERE

Nations Magazine Issue 3 2021