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).
It's a bit like renouncing his or hers family's religion and culture, but this young girl named Nong Mon nevertheless chose to do it.
Please remember to pray for her especially, and that we will be able follow her up well!
Her grandfather died the week after, so we were in his funeral and we also encouraged her in this situation.
Encouraging Visit From a Team
We had a Canadian DTS team visiting for twelve days. It is always encouraging with team, although it is also a lot of work for us, but we saw many good results.
They had program for our Saturday and Sunday school and they had both English program, drama and games that engaged the kids.
There were tears from both the kids and the team when they left.
They also attended a meeting we had on our land, and we gathered over 60 people. The Good News was shared and several responded to it, and the team prayed for many with diseases as well.
Light in the darkness
The most special thing that happened was a night where we were visiting parents and a friend of a deaf young Shan girl who tragically took her own life.
First, the team had been in the funeral and had encouraged the family with worship songs and testimonies.
A few days later, we visited the parents again, and they were very encouraged by our visit.
The girl that was 17 years old, who took her own life (I have also known since she was little and I know her family well), she also had a friend who is deaf, and as I have known for a long time. We have not been in touch with her for a while, and we were a little worried about how it was with her and how she took it. We were a little afraid that such an event could have a negative domino effect.
When we found out where she lived, and we went to visit her, it was not just her family who greeted us, but almost everyone who lived there. They live in a factory where many Shan and immigrant workers live together.
We shared the Good News there. The DTS team had drama, testimonies, worship songs and they prayed for many who were sick. There were over
40 people who listened to the team and us. Some of them were very interested and 13 people came to the meeting we had two days later.
We will also try to have a Christmas party at this factory (pray that we will get permission from the owner), and many from this factory also want to come to our big Christmas party.
We also encouraged and prayed for the friend of the girl who died and she was very happy and encouraged to see us and to be prayed for.
These were some brief updates. If you want to see pictures, video and a some more details, feel free to like our Facebook page:
Christmas is a great and good opportunity to tell about the Good News, especially to the Shan people who love festivities and holidays. Therefore, it is relatively easy to gather many Shan people on such occasions.
We will have a big party on the property where we have our Saturday and Sunday school on December the 22nd. We can and will probably gather over 100 people.
We will also arrange some smaller parties, as at this factory as mentioned above, and to help with some others.
We still need some financial resources for the parties and Christmas presents for the Shan people, so you are welcome to give a gift for this. Please contact us if you want to help us!
Otherwise, there is still have a big need for a car that we can use to for the ministry. Then we will not have to borrow one or be dependent on our private car to pick up children and adults for the school and other gatherings that we have. And to use when team comes.
We use our private car a lot, and I had a major repair recently, and we have not able to have school, for example if I have go to Chiang Mai, which I have to do this weekend, and at least once a month.
Pray for funding for this and we also need more sponsors for the ministry.
Again: If you wish to support us, pleas feel free to contact us!
Not everyone can help with money, so we are also open for other ways you can help us, such as Like our Facebook page: Good News for the Shan - Ministry https://m.facebook.com/goodnewsshanministryand shareon the information on this page.
We also have a website you can visit and share on social media www.goodnewsforshan.com/en
Partner with us!
We are increasingly in need of financial support for the ministry. Please feel free to support or donate.
We have financial needs like:
- Rent of land that we have our Saturday and Sunday school.
- Transport expenses
- Expenses related to events such as parties (Christmas, Easter etc.) and gatherings we have
- Some mercy ministry (Like the lady at the picture)
- Purchase of a car for the ministry
If you want to donate we both have a Thai bank account you can transfer too, or you can use PayPal (please contact us)
Feel free to contact us if want to help us, or you have any other questions.
Baptized two youths
Baptized two youthsPublisert av Good News for the Shan - Ministry Søndag 18. november 2018