God is using English in mighty ways to reach the hearts of young people and build His church in one of the most beautiful places on God's green earth. Northern Thailand is very beautiful, yet it is one of the most needy places in God’s world today when it comes to issues of “lostness.” Northern Thailand if filled with dozens of some of the least reached people groups in our world today. Millions of people live here and more than 99 out of ever 100 persons do not have a personal relationship with Jesus and many of them have never even heard the gospel message.
Even in the midst of millions of people who have never heard, God is using NTIM, Grace Language School (GLS), Baan Athitaan Church, and many of our partners to make a significant impact in people’s lives. Because we have a legitimate English language platform whose ultimate purpose it to glorify God and expand His kingdom, God has given us great access to people through the educational system here in Thailand and great favor with the government of Thailand.
Today, June 18, as I write this prayer request, Grace Language School along with a team of volunteers from California Baptist University, have gone into an elementary school South of the city of Chiangrai where we are doing what we call an “ENGLISH FUN DAY CAMP” for about 100 5thgraders. In the next few days we will be doing 4 “English Fun Day Camps” and 1 “Explorer English Camp” in our community.
Our English language platform has been in Northern Thailand for 17 years now, first in the form of The Lighthouse Language Center and now in the form of Grace Language School. We have been very intentional about maintaining a platform of integrity of teaching English that has become recognized as one of the best English language schools in Northern Thailand.
Over these last 17 years we have lived in Thailand, God has blessed us with some of the best teachers and volunteers in the world who have responded to God’s call to join Him in His great work of redemption for the Thai people.
Since we have been here for a long time, we now have relationships with teachers all over Northern Thailand that were once students of ours at Grace Language School and that opens doors for us to go just about anywhere we sense the Lord wants us to go. And we have so much fun doing it. Just watch this clip from today.
We have been planning and preparing for this day for quite some time. It is such great joy that we have a team of 9 volunteers from the USA from California Baptist University as well as one Summer volunteer (Thank you Amy) from my home church (Shades Mountain Baptist) in Birmingham, AL to join our team here to lead this English Fun Day.
Our reason for the existence of GLS is to be the hands and feet of Jesus and to be the light of Christ in a place where some of the least reached people groups in the whole world live with very little knowledge of Jesus Christ. But God has called us here to build bridges to them so that they might have the chance to hear the message of love and forgiveness that can be found in Jesus Christ.
It takes a lot of time and resources to build relationships of genuine trust with people but we are thankful to God for allowing us to be a small part of His plans to draw people to the cross and to a personal relationship with Jesus.
Thank you for praying for us as reach into our community and teach English with integrity.
Thank you for praying for us as we seek to lead others to Jesus and disciple them. Thank you for coming on mission trips to help with God’s work.
Thank you for giving through NTIM so that we can serve here and insure that the gospel reaches into some of the least reached people groups in our world today.
Thank you for sharing with others about out work and being an advocate for us and for being an advocate for the unreached people groups that we are targeting.
Our ministry with children, young people, and university students has continued to grow and blossom and we are in need of some additional resources to help us teach English with excellence. Would you please pray that God would provide us with additional resources that would be used for reaching the nations for Jesus and expanding the kingdom of God in Northern Thailand?
Your Servant to the Nations in and around Northern Thailand,
Michael for the team
P.S. An Update on Land & Building Coming Soon….
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Northern Thailand Impact Ministry (NTIM), P.O. Box 26115, Birmingham, AL 35260 USA Main Website: www.gontim.org
NTIM is a non-profit 501(c)(3)charitable organization based in the USA. We are committed to connecting people in need with people who care and are focused in the heart of Southeast Asia where poverty is high, education is low, needs are great, unreached people groups (UPGs) are all around us, and the love and message of Jesus is needed to transform lives.
Reaching, Teaching, Discipling, Equipping, Training, and Serving People in God’s World through acts of love and compassionate is what NTIM and our ministry team is all about.