The Creative DTS outreach team has been in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, for almost a week now. The main ministry that we will be working with while in Thailand is called Create International. Creates main focus is reaching unreached people groups through media. They have made countless films, booklets, movies, cartoons & comic books that share the gospel in context to that people group’s culture and traditions. Create has seen a lot of breakthrough in not only Thailand and other Buddhist nations through contextualisation, but also in the Muslim and Hindu world. It’s awesome to see how media is revolutionizing the way we spread and share the gospel! Today was our first day of full ministry – we ran an English day camp for some kids from a Burmese refugee camp, they have such beautiful hearts, and it was so much fun to connect with them. We were all very excited to hear them learn even just a few more words in English, and at the same time learn about their Creator. God really showed us, and me personally, what it feels like to see through the eyes of a child.
For the next few weeks we will be working with Create International showing and viewing the films they have made – especially for people in the Chiang Mai area. We are also hoping to follow up, disciple and begin small groups as a result of these efforts. The vision for Thailand is to see a house church in every village. Our team has arrived at the beginning stages of this vision – it’s really exciting to be a part of it and see how God is moving and working in the Buddhist world! We are all pumped to see what the next few weeks hold and how God will work and move through us to impact the people of this city.
Some simple prayer requests – the Thai people, open and willing hearts, not just for them but for us also; Create International and the amazing work they do, at the moment there have been some complications with getting an important film out to the Muslim world and finances for the rest of our team.
Click here to view a short video clip I made of outreach footage from the last week.
Be blessed, The Creative DTS Thailand Outreach Team