|Date:||May 13-31, 2013|
|Location:||Bangkok & Chiang Mei|
|Estimated Cost:||$2,700 per person|
|Leaders:||Shelby Switzer & Peter Ek|
|Partner:||Center for Church Enablement in Northern Thailand (CCENT)|
Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in Southeast Asia with its combination of natural beauty, temples, renowned hospitality, and cuisine and is home to over 400,000 refugees. Chiang Mai alone draws over one million tourists a year. Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand, located amongst some of the tallest mountains in Thailand. CCENT contextualizes the Gospel so that Thais can still hold onto their Thai identity while following Christ.
- Learn about Jesus in Buddhist culture
- Help with community development projects
- Work with Thai fish farmers
- Stay with Buddhist host families
- Help with a construction or farming project
- Pray for the Thai Church
- Be a witness to Christ’s love
About our Partnership Organization:
The Center for Church Enablement of Northern Thailand has a desire to contextualize the gospel in unique cultural forms. One of the ways they achieve this is by providing a sustainable development for the area through the Chiang Mai Development Fish Hatchery.
The Thai Faith and Music Foundation (TFMF) teaches traditional Thai instruments and write hymns that mirror traditional Thai songs. Ruth and Inchai of TFMF also run a recycling program that helps fund education for Thai kids in Bangkok.
About our Partner Missionaries:
Randy and Cheryl Bevis are both alumni of North Park College and North Park Theological Seminary. They love the outdoors and adventures!