Until this year our evangelistic camps have been a mixture of high school students and university students all together, and the role of running the camp mainly lay with the staff. But praise God that this term we will have separate camps for high-school and university aged students, with planning committees made up of both staff and students themselves. Even though it is the first time for many of them serving in this way, we have noticed that they are pouring themselves into this task and doing it to the best of their abilities!
This year’s High School Camp is called ‘JOY’ and is on the 18-20 June, at Manorom Christian Conference Centre.
Please pray for:
- All the preparation, that the things that are left to do would be finished on time.
- Students to come to the camp.
- Clear communication of the gospel at the camp.
- Money still needed for the camp – 54000 baht.
หลายปีที่ผ่านมา ทุกครั้งที่เราจัดค่ายประกาศ เรามักจะจัดรวมกันระหว่างนักเรียนนักศึกษา และบทบาทในค่ายส่วนใหญ่ก็เป็นของที่ปรึกษา แต่เราขอบคุณพระเจ้าที่ในค่ายเทอมนี้ เราได้จัดค่ายประกาศขึ้นเป็นพิเศษสำหรับนักเรียน ม.1-6 และเรายังได้มีนักเรียนเป็นตัวแทนเข้าร่วมวางแผนร่วมกับที่ปรึกษา และแม้ว่าจะเป็นการรับใช้ครั้งแรกของพวกเขา แต่เราเห็นว่าพวกเขาก็ทุ่มเท และตั้งใจทำงานอย่างดี
- งบประมาณที่ยังขาดอยู่ 54000 บาท
On Friday 26th February Noon, Tam and AJ graduated from the Trained to Serve programme. The two year programme looked very different for all 3 of them, but we praise God for how He has worked in them, used them and grown them! Please pray for Noon, Tam and AJ as they move on to new things, pray that they would NEVER move on from Jesus. Pray that they would continue to live in the Lord Jesus, ‘rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as they were taught’ (Colossians 2:6-7)
The theme of our Christmas Camp this year was HOPE! We can have hope because God sent His Son Jesus into the world to rescue us and to save us from our sins. On the 11 -13 December 120 people (students, short-termers and staff) gathered together at Manorom Christian Conference Centre to learn about this good news through hearing it told, seeing it acted out, doing fun activities and looking at what the Bible says for ourselves! Praise God both for people who came who were hearing this story for the 1st time and for those who heard it for the 100th time! Praise God for His glorious message of HOPE and ask that many would come to believe and trust in this message and in the God of Hope.
Please pray for Thai students!
Maybe you could print this photo and stick it on your wall as a reminder?
Central Thailand Christian Students
Mission trip to Cambodia
24th October -1st November
Praise God for his supremacy over all things, even
the smallest detail. Before and during our trip to Cambodia, the core group of
a dozen students and graduates planned and prayed for
their first organised evangelistic event. Sarah, Waew and
myself were asked to help enthuse and equip Khmer
students to share their faith. We were encouraged to see
the eagerness of the students to learn and practise visual
ways of presenting the gospel. Friends were invited to
play games, sing songs, watch drama, hear testimony and
a message of the lasting, indestructible hope we have in
Jesus Christ. There will be a follow-up small group
evangelistic bible study each Saturday lunchtime this term
and nine people responded with interest. Please pray for
the truth of God’s word to change Khmer students’
understanding and hearts.
We also visited the newly opened Friendship Centre in Siem Reap where a multicultural
ministry team is befriending students by teaching English and guitar, reading the
Bible and eating together. Please pray for students to make the centre ‘theirs’ and
for the establishing of godly relationships.
Cambodia has a beautiful cultural heritage but
many people’s lives have been tragically broken. We
observed the contrasts between rural life and a chaotic
existence in the capital city, between a local Khmer
congregation and an international fellowship, between the
material wealth and the spiritual poverty that tourism
brings. The creative energy of the Christian students and
the passion of church pastors stirs us to not forget their
commitment to building God’s kingdom, making disciples
and training up leaders.
Education is highly valued,
students might study two different
courses at two different universities
(lectures start at 7am!) and have a job to help pay fees.
International investment is fast changing Phnom Penh, though
the facilities at the university were really basic.
Thank you very much for your partnership in prayer,
enabling us to go to Cambodia and learn much from our crosscultural
experiences. We pray there might be further, future
links between Thai Christian Students and FES Cambodia.
Leader of the mission team to Cambodia
See their photos here