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We had a successful Christmas celebration here in Northern Thailand, and we reached out to between 200-250 Shan people all together.
We had four parties at four different locations from the 14th to the 22end of December, most people had never heard about the Christmas message before, and many were encouraged.

Watch a video from the Chrismas parties under!

About 150 people came to our Christmas party on December 22end that we had on the land that we rent.
We had programs in the morning for the children and youth and food and program for adults in the evening.
Many prayed the salvation prayer in the end of our big Christmas party.

Our Sunday and Saturday school kids performed a Christmas tradition Shan dance (with the Christmas message) in all the places we were, plus in a Shan church we visited in another city.

Now we have started the New Year with about 10-15 children.

Children's Day
This last Sunday we had Children's Day at our Sunday school. Around 40 children, plus some adults came. It was a fun time with lot of games and we ate lunch together.

Arrangements and special days are always a good opportunity for us to share the Good News.


Please still pray for sponsors/donors to our ministry: Good News for the Shan. We are in need of more funds in this year too, we are especially in need for a car.

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There has been a lot of exciting things happening the past month, and I could probably have written several pages about it, but I just want to mention a few highlights.

Some of the highlights are: Baptism of two young people, we gathered around 60 Shan where several wanted to receive the Good News, and an encouraging visit by a Canada team.

 


Baptism of  Two Youths 

Two Shan youths, that we have known since they were born, (it starts to down on me that I've been here for almost 15 years) said one day to us that they wanted to get baptized.

One came from a Christian family, the other not.

It's a big step for those who are raised with a Buddhist background to get baptised (read more about this and see a video under).

 


Baptized two youths 

Baptized two youths 

Publisert av Good News for the Shan - Ministry Søndag 18. november 2018

 

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Very Engaged Children

Our Saturday and Sunday school goes well, but has decreased some in numbers since we started it up this winter. It is mainly the oldest children/youth, from 13 years of age and upwards, we struggle to get engaged.

We have the opportunity to reach out to more children on our Saturday and Sunday too, but we are not able to do it at the moment since we only have one car.

Mawkkham does a very good job with the youngest children on Sundays (4-9 years old) and they are very engaged. The days Mawkkham does not come, the children always ask for her.
She is good at making them interested in hearing Bible stories, and even those up to 13 years listen carefully to her when she tells stories and teaching from the Bible.

We still gather between 10-17 children each week.

The following would have been a grate help for our ministry:  

  • Volunteers who could helped us with English teaching and youth ministry
  • Visits by team
  • A car we can use in our ministry. It will be used for picking up the children etc. We have more children we could have pick up as mentioned, but it will be a bit too much driving with only one private car

     

  • A local couple (or one person) who could help us in the ministry. Teaching Shan, Thai, Burmese etc. (and financial support for this)

    If there are anything you could help us with, from volunteers, teams, donations and not least in prayer, please contact us!

    If it is only to visit us for one our two days too, you are very welcome!

  • See also this page
    https://goodnewsforshan.com/en/teams-volunteers.html

Read more of this newsletter under:

We have had two weeks summer holiday in our ministry. I mid May we started up our Sunday and Saturday school again. Some people had sadly left to another city, for better work, but there where also some new children that came.

We have possibilities to reach out to more people, but because of our small team and lack of another car we are not able to pick them up at this time.

Mawkkham have started to do more Sunday school teaching now for the smallest children, she has not been able to do so because of her pregnancy.

One Sunday she asked them if they had some prayer subject. One girl said: Pray for my mother and father. My mother is pregnant and they arguing all the time now.
A few days later we had a meting for new believers, and both of them came to our meeting, and heard the Good News, it was the first rime for the father to come any meeting like this.

 

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A Need We Have
A need we have right now is to have one more car.
At the moment we only use my car and it's difficult to run the Saturday&Sunday school when I, Tore, are not there. I will also go to Norway soon for two weeks.

We could also have picked up more children/youth and be more efficient if we had a car for the ministry.

Pleas pray with us for this.  (Please feel free to contact us for more information, if you want to help)

We also pray for volunteers who can help us with children and youth ministry and teaching English for a shorter or longer time (see Teams&Volunteers).

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