House Churches Multiply in Thailand
Some tasks are overwhelming for one person working alone. Maybe that’s why Jesus told his disciples to keep meeting together, prayed for them to be one, and promised to be with them always.
Angela Morse of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, shares the encouraging story of Movement Everywhere #14. “The program highlights one of the pastors who joined together in 2010 with a common goal to fulfill the Great Commission. They returned to their churches and taught their members a practical way to bring people to Christ through loving their neighbors. The members each found ten people within the community to pray for daily. They looked for opportunities to serve, build relationships, and present the Gospel to the people in the community. Their current vision is to have a believer in every village who would start a home church and eventually plant a church in every district.”
Gayle Silkwood, interim regional director of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, adds this update. “Since 2010, this vision has currently produced nearly 188 houses churches meeting for weekly worship and Bible study in Petchaboon. Whenever several houses churches in the same area grow large enough in numbers and funds, they build a place for fellowship. They now have 17 buildings for special meals, weddings, and large gatherings.”