Baan Athitaan Family Day
This past Sunday February 24, 2019 we held our annual church fellowship day at Baan Athitaan Church.
Many Thais in the church also call this day Family Day or Family Time. What a wonderful name to describe how the church should feel and act!
That name is also a reflection of the importance Thai culture places on family relationships. Not that they aren’t important or cherished in Western culture, but family relationships are placed above all others here. And so “Family Day” expresses just how much these precious souls, who have come to know God within Thai culture, love one another and understand their unity to God and the body of Christ.
After our morning service, we gave everyone an “I Love My Church” T-shirt and we gathered on the front steps of Baan Athitaan to say a prayer of thanksgiving and dedication to God.
Then everyone joined in an afternoon of all kinds of fun games including relay races and soccer. At the end of the day, we gathered for a time of prayer and worship and afterwards, enjoyed an amazing meal of different Thai dishes prepared by our church body.
This annual day of fellowship, where men, women, and children of multiple ethnicities and languages all come together as brothers and sisters of one family to express the joy God has brought to their hearts, will always be one of my favorite days here in Thailand.
Paul wrote in Romans 12:5, “so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” And as much as we are all united to one another here in Thailand, we are also united to you, our brothers and sisters back home. And I know you also share in that same joy and love for each other.
Here is a video clip that Pii Gahn put together for us to remind us of our Family Time.
If you have Facebook and would like to see all of the pictures from that day, you can click on this link to our photo folder from that day. https://www.facebook.com/pg/BaanathitaanChurch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2753168391390622
Thank you for your continued prayers and support for Baan Athitaan.
Much Love & Prayers from Northern Thailand. Michael