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Missionary Spotlight – Restored by jungle conference
April 2009

Missionary Spotlight – Restored by jungle conference

Restored by jungle conference Three Scottish ministers and a Dutch pastor visited the North Thailand jungle in January to minister to Karen pastors. They were accompanied by Harvey Gutter, a civil engineer from Holland, who videoed the event for a film in support of the Karen. The jungle north-west of Chiang Mai city is home to…

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Missionary Spotlight – The gospel in Thailand
March 2003

Missionary Spotlight – The gospel in Thailand

Missionary pioneers first entered Thailand in the nineteenth century, during the reign of King NangKlao (1824-1851), the third king of the Chakri Monarchy. They came from Germany and England (1828) and from North America (1834). King MongKut (1851-1868) also welcomed missionaries and learned English from them. The earliest missionaries were able to teach the gospel…

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Missionary Spotlight – Open doors in Thailand
March 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Open doors in Thailand

To be Thai is to be Buddhist. Most social activities, including building houses, celebrating annual festivals and attending funerals, are tied up with Brahministic/animistic ceremonies. Buddhism receives 'donations' for its temples which are automatically docked from the wages of civil servants. Buddhist schoolchildren and students are expected to bow to Buddha as they enter school…

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March 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File

Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam)  Area:198,115 square miles. Neighbours:Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. Environment:Thailand has a moist, tropical climate. Mountain ranges run from north to south, while the barren Khorat Plateau lies to the east, bordered by the Mekong River.There is a central alluvial plain of rich agricultural land, which is densely populated. Population:62.3 million.  Life expectancy:69…

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Missionary Spotlight – Thailand’s tribal people
March 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Thailand’s tribal people

Tribal groups in Thailand have their own distinct language and culture, and many have their own unique religious system. Nearly all are said to have come from China and other areas north of Thailand in mass migrations over several thousand years. Today, most are found in remote, mountainous areas in the north of the kingdom.Among…

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Missionary Spotlight – Tribal evangelism in Thailand
March 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Tribal evangelism in Thailand

Thailand's population is nearly 64 million — similar to UK but in an area twice its size. The majority are Thai; but there are also over 30 ethnic tribal groups, varying in size from a few hundred (such as the Yellow Leaf) to almost half a million (the Pwo Karen).Some tribes have been assimilated into…

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Missionary Spotlight – Advances in Thailand
March 2002

Missionary Spotlight – Advances in Thailand

It has been nearly two years since Maran-atha Bible Presbyterian Church in Singapore sent out its first missionary couple. Robert and Dara Peh (with their two young children, Evangel and Evangeline), both graduates of the Far Eastern College, Singapore, are labouring diligently in Thailand.Thailand is a country of more than 60 million people of whom…

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