United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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We serve with the Thailand Methodist Mission

We serve with the Thailand Methodist Mission
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kentucky Annual Conference Volunteers in Mission Team

We want to thank all who sponsored members of the Kentucky Annual Conference Volunteer In Mission Team.  They were a great blessing to us and the Thai people and it was your prayers and support that made it all possible.  The Kentucky VIM Team worked hard to get the new expansion of Blessing Home Ground Zero completed for the arrival of our new missionaries, the Johnston Family.
We think we wore as much paint on our bodies as we applied to the walls!

The team also did English Mini-camps at Blessing Home Isan and at Ta Phraya, one of our Pioneer Pastor church plant locations.

Pastor Banya, the director of Blessing Home, has opened a new branch location of Blessing Home in Ta Phraya.  Every weekend, Pastor Banya and Elder Nopadon take turns making the 6 hour drive to Ta Phraya to preach at two church locations and conduct children's Bible clubs and English mini-camps.

Ta Phraya contains some of the most crushing poverty we have seen.  There are many families here that consist of seniors in their 60s, 70s, and 80s who are caring for toddlers and children.  They do not have enough money to buy food and they and the children go hungry.  Malnutrition is rampant.  A very high percentage of the children cannot go to school.  There were also many seniors who were shut-ins that did not have financial support.  These shut-ins were not only lonely, but suffered from malnutrition because they depended upon the generosity of impoverished neighbors for food and water, and these neighbors were also deprived of adequate food.  Many of the shut-ins told the Kentucky VIM team that they go for many days without food because no one can help them.

The church at Ta Phraya has set up a relief program to help these starving families and seniors, but they do not have enough resources on their own.  The Christians of Life Center UMC in Pattaya as well as the Thailand Methodist Mission are now providing funds to provide food and potable water to these desperate people.  The village chief in this town expressed his great appreciate for the compassion in action of Christians.

We are in the process of making detailed plans with Pastor Banya for opening a new Blessing Home center here in Ta Phraya and planting multiple churches in this unreached region.

Fun and Games with the students at Blessing Home Isan

The Kentucky VIM team danced with the members of Nonsomboon church with traditional Isan worship music,

The sign for the new Blessing Home branch in Ta Phraya.  At this time it is very rustic!

The Kentucky VIM team

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Team Thailand 2016

First, we want to invite all who are interested in serving on a mission team to join Team Thailand 2016.  Click on this link to go to the Team Thailand 2016 Website for all of the information and forms.


Next, we invite all to come to our booth at the Kentucky Annual Conference on June 8-10.  As always, we will be selling goodies from Thailand and we have many new items.  Also, it is a good time to talk with us if you want us to come speak at your church or group in the future.

This mission is possible because of your prayers and support.  
If the Lord leads you to give to the Thailand Methodist Mission, you can do so by sending a check by mail or give online.

Checks can be made to TMM and sent to:
TMM
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758

or you can give online at the TMM website at

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We have met the GOAL!

First, we want to say "Congratulations" to Pastor Banya on earning his Master of Divinity Degree.  Pastor Banya is the Pastor of Life Center UMC in Pattaya and the Director of Blessing Home.  Thank you for your support which sponsored his tuition, books, and fees over the four years of his study at the Chonburi Seminary.

Second, we want to shout "PRAISE THE LORD!" because all of the funds for the expansion of Blessing Home Ground Zero have been received!  Thank you to all who generously donated to make this happen.

So here is the giving chart, totally colored in with orange. God is good!

Here are some pictures of the work going on to modify the new building.


The new building has a fenced and gated area in the front to provide secure parking for the new missionaries, the Johnston family, that will arrive at the end of July.  This will be the entrance that they will use to enter the building,   It has not yet been painted.


The walls have been removed to expand the sanctuary and new tile has been installed in the new section.  Now we can accommodate more people in worship at the church and also more guardians at training events and special days.


A new roof has been installed in the back "kitchen" area of the new building.  This will be used as a laundry room for Blessing Home.


New walls and closets are being framed on the second and third floors of the building, which will expand the Blessing Home ministry on the second floor and will provide missionary housing for the Johnstons on the third floor.