Bangkok Immanuel Church Confirms Short-Term Mission Team

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Bangkok, Thailand – As God works in the hearts of the members of Bangkok Immanuel Church, five of them signed up to participate in a short-term mission trip to Chiang Mai from May 20th till 30th.

Armed with a goal to evangelize and raise 12 people during the trip, the trip will include daily trainings for the participants to develop a life of evangelism and shepherding with a view of eventual long-term mission in the city.

With the theme”Love, Pass It On”, the daily schedule includes as in-depth study of the Gospel and Acts and evangelism in Chiang Mai University.  A mini-retreat and fellowship gathering will also be organized as a platform to reach newcomers.

It is with hope that the short term mission team will gain abundant grace from God throughout the trip.  May many thirsty souls be found.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Evangelizes at Parks to Reach More People

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With the campus students busy with their preparation for examinations, the ministers of Bangkok Immanuel Church devoted more time to evangelize at parks recently to reach more people.

During a recent evangelism at the park, the ministers were led to initiate a conversation with a man who took the day off from work.  By the work of the Holy Spirit, the conversation resulted in Brother Da accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as he was led to say the sinner’s prayer.  It is further encouraging that he expressed his interest to study the Bible regularly towards knowing more about Christ.

Apart from Brother Da, it is also heartening for the ministers to meet Brother Kim who also responded positively to study the Bible.

As the ministers resolve to breakthrough in evangelizing more people, may God lead many lost sheep to be found towards knowing the love of the True Shepherd for them.

Bangkok Immanuel Church to Revive as Graceful Easter Retreats Held

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Bangkok, Thailand – With the theme  ‘Because He Lives’, a total of 12 people attended the Easter retreat held in Bangkok Immanuel Church.

Through the Bible studies on John 18-21, the participants deepen their understanding towards the meaning of the Cross and resurrection of Christ, thus offering gratitude to God for what He has done in their respective lives.  In addition to the studies, they also watched ‘The Passion of Christ’ movie together while taking part in other Easter-related activities.

Reflecting upon the messages, sister May shared, “It is because of Jesus’ sacrifice  that set me free.  It is through Jesus that I have a new life!  I wish to meditate more of the new life and its differences from my old life.”

Apart from her, sister Noon also confessed, “The Cross is the love from God, it is so amazing that God give me His only Son.  I hope that I can remember such love and follow His way.”

Empowered by the Easter retreats which served as a turning point for mission field, it is with hope that the ministers would reflect the power of resurrection towards gaining more grounds in mission.

‘Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.’

Bangkok Immanuel Church Mission Witnesses Encouraging Growth during Lent

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Bangkok, Thailand – With a heart of thankfulness, Church  ministers testified the development of mission during the past few weeks of the Lent season.  It is encouraging to witness one sister accepting Jesus Christ and increasing newcomers during the Sunday service and group Bible studies started at a recently pioneered university.

Sister Kuk, who accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior recently, she was evangelized during early March.  Reflecting upon the invitation to receive Christ into her life, she shared, “Today I knew that I am a sinner who needs help.  I believe that Jesus has forgiven my sins and His blood cleansed all my impurity.  I believe that Jesus is the answer of my life.”

By the grace of God, He has been leading the church mission.  It is with hope that church mission will continue to experience revival during Lent as the church grows in unity towards containing many souls for His glory.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Spurred for Faith Mission as Training Held

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Bangkok, Thailand – Bangkok Immanuel Church concluded the two days mission training on March 28-29, with thankfulness; members testified the work of Holy Spirit that ignited their passion for mission.  Through Bible studies and various activities, participants gained greater faith and offered themselves as the vessel ready to be used by God.

A sister shared, “Through training, I was able to see the importance of listening and responding to God’s calling.  I was reminded to remember the Creator in the days of youth, before the days of trouble come.”

The mission training was held to instill the heart of mission among members for short term mission trip to Chiang Mai at the end of May.  The short term mission team is open for recruitment from this week onward till May 1.

May God bless the mission trip to Chiang Mai and through the evangelism, more thirsty souls will be brought back to Him.

 

Bangkok Immanuel Church Expands Campus Evangelism Territories for Greater Harvest

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Bangkok, Thailand – Working towards reaching the goal of 24 attendants for the Easter retreat, ministers begin to expand their territory for evangelism into several other campuses.

Apart from evangelizing in Kasertart University , they begin spreading the Gospel recently to other university that is located nearer to the church. Adding to Kasertsart University that had served as a base for campus mission over the past few years, it is with hope that these expansion efforts will serve as a launchpad to reach more people to know Christ

For greater effectiveness in shepherding the students in more university, Bible study groups have been arranged to be held on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition, by the grace of God, evangelism during the past few days have yielded four newcomers to the Bible studies.

As the church continues to work hardly during this season of Lent, it is with hope that all kinds of people will be found to know the precious blood of the Cross for the salvation of their lives.

Witnesses Encouraging Growth in Bible Studies

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Aiming to reach more attendants for the upcoming Easter, the ministers of Immanuel Church co-working diligently while setting up more group Bible studies as a channel to raise students according to their respective levels.

By the grace of God, there were three newcomers who attended the recent study where a brief introduction of the Bible and a message entitled ‘Bible as the Light of Life’ were delivered. Following a time of sharing and discussion after the study, it is encouraging that the students expressed their interest to learn more in the future.

Among the newcomers, Brother Mek has been raising many questions regarding life. Expressing his joy of finding answers in the Word, he shared, “As I have been asking many questions, it appears to others that I am a crazy guy. I tried to search for the answers but it didn’t satisfy my heart. Thank you so much, I now know that the Bible has a deep spiritual meaning within. I discovered that the Bible is interesting to study. I can feel that my heart is released as I received much comfort through the study.”

As the ministers resolve to walk the path of the cross with faith and obedience to the Word, it is with hope that many lost souls would be comforted by God during this period of Lent.

Church Ministers to Challenge Mission with Path of Cross Entering Lent

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Bangkok , Thailand  –  As the Lent season sets off from March 5th till April 20th, Church  ministers embarked on a 40-days journey with a renewed determination to know and follow the way of the Cross for breakthrough in personal faith and mission.

Meditating on the deep meaning of the path of Cross and love of Christ, the ministers will be striving towards keeping the daily standards of 3 hours each for evangelism, teaching and self-study. Various mission strategies and deep conversational approaches will be deployed and evaluated from time to time to challenge mission with the method of faith.

It is with hope that as the ministers resolve to challenge mission following the path of the Cross daily, they would experience resurrection in their mission field throughout the season of Lent.

‘If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.’

Bangkok Immanuel Church Hold Three Day’s Training to Pursue Faith-Based Mission

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Bangkok, Thailand – By the grace of God, the 3-days leadership training begins in Bangkok Immanuel Church where the local leaders were exhorted to persist in mission with faith in the active presence of God.

Firstly, the theme of faith were explored in greater detail through studying the faith of Abraham who obeyed the calling of God to leave his comfort zones though he did not know where he was going. Instead of being overwhelmed by expectations of the future, the leaders were reminded to take each step forward with faith in the promises of God that will be fulfilled in His time.

The study of Isaac’s faith in both his father and God that led him willingly subjecting his life to their will. In addition, Jacob’s eagerness for God’s blessings which led him to wrestle until the end further spur the leaders to seek for greater gifts in faith and persistence for mission breakthrough.

The last day, the Bible study series on the ancestors of faith drew to a close with the study of Joseph. Through the study, the leaders were inspired by Joseph who never wavered in his faith towards the predestination and plan of God despite facing unending challenges in his life. Rather than finding excuses to give up amidst difficulties in mission, the leaders were encouraged to set up greater faith towards the God of Immanuel

A time of evangelism soon followed with a renewed passion to reach more people in deeper conversations and faith in God’s promises. The training then continued with a seminar that identifies each other’s strengths and weaknesses that enabled them to know each other better. Through this seminar, the leaders were urged to co-work better in unity and bear each other’s burdens in love and a serving heart. For greater effectiveness in church growth, the roles of every leader in the church were further discussed and defined.

It is with hope that the hearts of the leaders will be renewed to pursue mission in faith and unity as the training prepares to enter the final day.

Immanuel Church Prays for Nation, Seeks to Comfort Many

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Amidst the political unrest in Thailand, members of Bangkok Immanuel Church began fasting and participated in prayer walk for the peace of God to reign over the nation.

Testifying the work of the Holy Spirit during prayer, a member shared, “When I prayed, I asked God how He felt over the situation. I then felt a deep pain inside my heart and a phrase came to my mind, ‘Thai people need the Lord’.”

The members believe that during this time of crisis, it is a life-changing period when people began seeking for the truth and peace within their hearts. It is with hope that as the members seek to comfort those in need with the Gospel, many Thai people will respond to the Prince of Peace.

‘The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.’