United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Christians in a very remote area need your prayer

This summer, the Pioneering Pastor Team has been at work in some of the remotest places in Thailand, seeking to open churches in unreached places, where no church of any type has ever been opened.  This pioneering work has brought them to Tahp-Sahdet, which is on the border of Cambodia.  During the Vietnam War, this region was deserted because it was a war zone.  After the war, some people settled into this area, but it is still remote and isolated.  There is no church in the vast majority of the sub-districts in this region.  When Mrs. Pimpeekah received land here from the government of Thailand and relocated here, there was no church.  So she started a cell group in her neighborhood which has over 200 families living there, even though she has no Bible college training. 

Mrs. Pimpeekah, on the left, is the leader of the cell group in the remote sub-district of Tahp-Sadet.  

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The Pioneering Pastor Team will help to provide Bible training to Mrs. Pimpeekah and will bring Christian education resources to help them transition into becoming a church.  Our hope is that this new church will help to plant cell groups in the adjacent sub-districts that have no church whatsoever.  This is truly ministry at the edges of the Kingdom of God.  Tahp-Sahdet is located in the district called Ta Praya, which has 15 villages with a population of over 17,000 people, and this will be the first church in this district.  This district needs many churches because it is very large with no public transportation.  Please keep Mrs. Pimpeekah and the new church plant at Tahp Sahdet in prayer as well as the Pioneering Pastor Team.  

The Christians of Tahp-Sahdet meet for worship at Mrs. Pimpeekah's house.