Tom Silkwood is thrilled to report many more Thai people are hearing the Message of salvation and grace through videos, DVDs, and testimonies they upload to the Internet.
By Tom Silkwood, Regional Director of GNPI-Thailand and Freedom Films Productions
Dr. Vacharee visited our office while she was in Thailand.
Left to Right: Nitt, Dr. Vacharee, Noii, Woot, and Tom
Our Thai staff are always on the lookout for stories of Thai Christians that will encourage and motivate other Christians, as well as proclaim the Truth to the Buddhists who make up over 95 percent of Thailand’s population.
Recently, they produced a video of a Thai Christian dentist, Dr. Vacharee. She immigrated to Minnesota, got her education as a dentist, and set up a dental clinic that provided services to all who were in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Her testimony is an inspiration for us all to focus on the needs of others rather than our own personal gain.
The video team of GNPI ministry partner, Freedom Films Productions, captures stories of faith and encouragement. Some are testimonials, while others are of teachers sharing biblical Truths. Some are even of pastors in Thai churches who share powerful sermons in the Thai language. Tom and Gayle assist in providing English subtitles for each story. Thai speakers everywhere can now watch uploaded messages on YouTube.
Over 30 programs have been uploaded onto YouTube and can be viewed at “FFPThailand.” Watch as Thai Christians proclaim their faith (some stories even have English subtitles). Below are links to four videos you can watch. Just press “click here” on each of the captions or the pictures.
As a young girl, Dr. Vacharee began to question the beliefs of Buddhism. In studying English with missionaries in Thailand, she also learned of Jesus’ love for her.
Click here to watch a video of her testimony (with English subtitles).
Patara depended on compliments and praise from others for self-esteem, until she lost all her hair. In her horror and shame, she searched for comfort from a Christian friend who led her to hope in Jesus Christ.
Click here to watch a video of Patara’s testimony (with English subtitles).
Chaiyo was a gang member in Minnesota who was addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, and stealing. His nephew brought him into the Thai community of believers where he gave up his old life and received new life in Christ.
Click here to see Chaiyo’s testimony, which is also subtitled in English.
Fahng was raised in a orphanage in Thailand. A burden of low self-esteem and a feeling of being unlovable, even by God, led her to seek God for understanding of his love for her. Now Fahng and her husband plant churches in unchurched areas in Thailand.
Click here to see Fahng’s story, subtitled in English.
We are greatly encouraged by you fellow believers who share in this calling with us through prayer and support to make the ministry possible.