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The Harvest is Plentiful, So are the Workers in Thailand!
We have a problem with Vision Thailand Canada’s work in Thailand. We need to find ways to find appropriate solutions before the momentum is lost.
I just came back from spending seven days with the church leaders and church planters in Thailand. I crisscrossed the nation and visited dozens of churches and church planters. What a blessing! In some ways, I was a bit envious of their contagious enthusiasm for their faith, the church of Jesus Christ, and their vision to plant many, many more churches across Thailand. It is the first century Acts church all over again. My envy was not so much for their passion for Christ’s church. On the contrary, it was so refreshing and encouraging. My church comments on my extra fervour for the gospel each time I return from a Missions trip overseas. It would be so good to see such enthusiasm catch on in North America.
The problem we have in Thailand is that we cannot keep up with the number of trained church planters who wish to start new churches. Several of them are already working day jobs to support their families and doing church planting on the side. Others are struggling to make ends meet. I had the dubious honour of telling some of the planters that they need to wait until we have enough sponsors before they can start new church plants.
In Matthew 9:37, Jesus says that, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” That may be the case in the West, but in Thailand, the harvest is plentiful, the doors for the gospel are still wide open, and the workers are trained, ready and willing to work.
Thank you for partnering with us in supporting these Thai brothers and sisters, so they can reach other Thais for Jesus.
Vidya J Narimalla
Chair, Vision Thailand Canada