On Feb. 1st, we will have the first Mission Conference (the equivalent of an Annual Conference meeting) in Thailand. The Thailand Mission Conference will meet at Pradumri UMC in Chonburi. This is very appropriate because Pradumri UMC was the first UMC in Thailand. Bishop Larry Goodpaster of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference will preside at this historic occasion.
The Thai United Methodist Pastors will receive official appointments from Bishop Goodpaster, the first official appointments of the UMC in Thailand. Pastor Dr. Wiset and Pastor Sarah of Pradumri Church will have the honor of receiving the first official pastoral appointments in Thailand. As the founding pastors of the first United Methodist congregation in Thailand, they have a special place of honor at this historic first conference.
On the left is a picture of Pastor Sarah of Pradumri Church preaching during Sunday morning worship.