Usually we send updates on the prayer requests and praises about what the Lord is doing in Thailand, but today we have some news for you and your fellow church members. While we have been visiting churches during the past 6 weeks, many of you have asked for ways to help the ministries of the Thailand Methodist Mission. So here are a few ideas.
Does your church or community have a craft fair this fall?
Many churches and communities do craft fairs near the end of the year in time for Christmas. If you would like to raise funds to support children at Blessing Home, you can sell the same Thai craft items that we do when we visit churches. Charlene Skaggs, one of the members of the TMM Board, has boxes of Thai items which you can sell on consignment to help raise scholarships for Blessing Home children. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to connect you with Charlene.
It is that time of the year when churches are forming their budgets for 2017.
Please remember the Thailand Methodist Mission in your church budget.
$500 sponsors a Blessing Home child for one year.
$2,000 sponsors a Blessing Home young adult through one year of university study.
$5,000 plants a church through the Pioneer Pastor Program in a sub-district in Thailand that has no Christian churches of any type and are totally unreached.
Many churches and church groups are selecting projects for special Christmas offerings.
|Bo is in her 3rd year of Nursing Studies through a |
complete scholarship from Blessing Home Isan.
This year, we are seeking Christmas offerings for University and College Scholarships for Blessing Home kids who show exceptional abilities. This is a life-changing opportunity, not only for the student but will change the trajectory of a whole family. We will post more about this at a later date, but we are hoping many churches, Sunday School classes, women’s and men’s groups, and organizations will help with a special Christmas offering so we can have more scholarships.
Through your generosity, 8 students are now receiving full scholarships for college and university but we have no more funds available for new scholarships for the children who are graduating from high school. It would be wonderful to be able to help more of these children who come from families that average less than $150 per month in family income.
Is your church planning a building project?
|Ban Dan Church in Sukhothai Province renamed their church to the |
Abundant Blessing Church when they moved to their new building this year.
Please pray and consider tithing from your building fund to contribute to the Buidling Fund of the Thailand Methodist Mission. So far in 2016, your contributions have helped to build three church buildings in Thailand in sub-districts that never had a Christian church before in history. This is a huge need for churches to become permanent and sustainable over many generations.
One last thing…..
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