To: LAMP/Fritz Cobrado
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 6:45 PM
Subject: The Impact of the Media in Thailand
Youth Gatherings 2004 & The Bangkok Call
22 - 26 June 2004 Chiangmai Thailand
Bob Fitts will not be able to come to this conference because he needs to take a break and need to be refresh, but the show is still go on. We have Daniel Kikawa, Sonic Edge band,Jesus Revolution band and Mark Rife to do the worship seminar. Please pray for this conference.
The Bangkok Call 27 June 2004 Huamark Soccer Stadium Bangkok
Thank God for all the church leaders in Bangkok that see the important of the young people. I was questioned by many of them why we have to do this open air worship for the youth but after meeting up with some of them thing was sorted out. As you know that young people has lots of energy and if we do not use them in the way of the Lord, it can be end up like those 100 young people in south Thailand that died because the deception from the enemy. God is raising up young people in Thailand and it is our responsibilty to guide them and give them opportunities to serve God. Please continue to pray for the committee that arranging this gatherings.
Thai student's good times, sad times
Brian Williams, Associate Editor
By Brian Williams
The 2005 graduating class of Morris Area High School will include Orachoon Boonyakiat, exchange student from Thailand.
It�s been an exciting time for her, but Orachoon�s year in the U.S. comes at a time of great tragedy for her country.
The tsunami of late December took a great toll in terms of human life.
�It was a pretty sad thing for the Thai people,� Orachoon said.
More than 5,000 people died in Thailand when massive ocean swells, powered by an underwater earthquake, swept southern coastlines. More than 3,000 others are reported missing.
Many victims were foreigners vacationing at the area�s renowned beach resorts. Orachoon�s family was not directly affected, but she noted that the disaster was made especially acute on the famous Thai beach of �Phuket� by the fact that the wave arrived in daytime, when so many people were milling around.
�They didn�t know the danger,� she said, �because there was no precedent. They just couldn�t believe it.�
Her name is pronounced OR-a-shoon BOON-ya-kiah. She is staying with the family of Allan Saugstad and Pastor Cheryl Matthews, who reside on West Fourth Street overlooking Lake Crystal.
"A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing separatist violence in its southern ethnic Malay-Muslim provinces."
"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. �John 13:35
In Thailand, the people greatly love and admire King Bhumibol (Rama IX), who has led them for over 60 years. To display their respect for the king, the Thai people wear bright yellow shirts every Monday, because yellow is the official color of the king.
As we seek to live for our King, the Lord Jesus Christ, we should also show our colors of allegiance and appreciation for all He has done for us. But how? What are the "colors" that declare to the world that we serve the King of kings and Lord of lords?
MESSAGE FOR THAI PEOPLE (Thai subtitle English) - Allan Rich
"MESSAGE FOR THAI PEOPLE (Thai subtitle English) - www.sharing-center.com"
"Thailand (MNN) ― HCJB Global is partnering with Words of Hope and several other ministries to teach English in Thailand and share the Gospel message at the same time.
First, Thai people involved listen to Spotlight radio program, a 15-minute program in specialized English to make it easier to understand. After listening, the people are placed in listening and conversation groups and are given HCJB Global material to help them understand what they have heard and strengthen their English.
Janine Rembas with HCJB Global said these programs teaching English are vital because worldwide it is important to know English.
"If you are living in the United States, you don't recognize just how important it is to be able to speak in the world today. It's a global language," Rembas said. "And people around the world are studying it in high school, in university and in language institutes because even within their own countries it gives them a greater opportunity to be employed."
Not only is this program helping the people of Thailand learn English, but it is also exposing them to the message of the Gospel.
"The audio programs are not always overtly Christian, but the Christian values are woven within it. So in the conversation clubs, we are able to use the Christian values embedded in the stories to bring the conversation around to spiritual things," she said.
Thai people seem to be open to listening to any faith, though they might not embrace, but thus far they have been open to the message of Christ, even if none have made a decision for Christ.
"I cannot say that I know of anyone who has accepted Christ at this point, but I do know that there are spiritual conversations taking place, and that's where you start," Rembas said. "It gives us opportunities to let the Holy Spirit actually touch their hearts and minds."
Rembas said the Thai National Church has also picked up this material, and Thai Christians who know English as a second language are teaching it to other Thai non-believers.
While HCJB Global originally intended the material for individuals from age 15 to college and career age, the national church has also used it for children and also people with handicaps in the streets of Thailand.
"Those are just targets that we wouldn't normally think of, but that national Christians are using our material to actually reach out to those people," Rembas said.
One of the biggest challenges HCJB Global faces in Thailand is the nationals being able to understand them. Since their language is tonal and uses a different alphabet, often the people will not be able to understand an English speaker. However, they are likely to understand a native speaking English and saying the same thing.
Rembas asks for your prayer as they try to overcome this barrier. Also, "Pray for the Thai national church that they would have English-speaking volunteers that would be committed to the ministry and have a passion for building relationships with unbelievers."
If you would like to become a part of HCJB Global's ministry in Thailand or anywhere else in the world, visit their Web site. "
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: English, ESL-...as a Second Language, etc...
"Formerly called Siam, Thailand has never experienced foreign colonization. The British gained a colonial foothold in the region in 1824, but by 1896 an Anglo-French accord guaranteed the independence of Thailand. A coup in 1932 demoted the monarchy to titular status and established representative government with universal suffrage.
At the outbreak of World War II, Japanese forces attacked Thailand. After five hours of token resistance Thailand yielded to Japan on Dec. 8, 1941, subsequently becoming a staging area for the Japanese campaign against Malaya. Following the demise of a pro-Japanese puppet government in July 1944, Thailand repudiated the declaration of war it had been forced to make in 1942 against Britain and the U.S."
"The country's official name was Siam (Thai: สยาม; IPA: [saˈjaːm], RTGS: Sayam origin unknown) until June 24, 1939, and between 1945 and May 11, 1949, when it was changed to Thailand by official proclamation. The word Thai (ไทย) is not, as commonly believed to be, derived from the word Thai (ไท) meaning "freedom" in the Thai language; it is, however, the name of an ethnic group from the central plains....
"Filipino youth changing the spiritual atmosphere in Thailand"
Thailand Summer 2007 Mission
"A team of 6 young adults and one leader from Riverside Vineyard Church went to Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a city in Southern Thailand, to train and equip the Thai church in revival ministry. This fun, shor... more >>
A team of 6 young adults and one leader from Riverside Vineyard Church went to Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a city in Southern Thailand, to train and equip the Thai church in revival ministry. This fun, short video documents some of their journey. Thai believers were encouraged and trained, the lost were saved, the sick were healed, and those oppressed by demons were set free. Yay God"