Thailand Without Orphans Meeting - 20 May in Chiang Mai
It was so encouraging to see how God is opening doors in Thailand for Christians to serve orphans and vulnerable children. The government of Thailand is open to Christian initiatives, and for the Church to be activated to be involved in changing the orphan care situation in Thailand.
The vision for Thailand Without Orphans was presented at the Care For Children facility in Chiang Mai, during a meeting led by Dr. Buakab Ronghanam - secretary for the Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand. 35 participants shared together, prayed together and also had a presentation and discussion with WWO strategist, Lubo Hlavacka, about WWO Cornerstones and key strategies of the movement. Craig Greenfield from Alongsiders also shared initiatives which may serve local churches to encourage young people to be involved in care for orphans and vulnerable children.
The meeting also included great worship and prayer time and planning of next steps and activities, including strategy for Orphan Sunday in different parts of Thailand!
In the Thailand Without Orphans Facilitation Team, Thai leaders and missionaries are joining hands to work together for orphans and vulnerable children in their country. People like Kimberly Quinley, a missionary for 30 years in Thailand, and Thomas Abbot, country leader for Care for Children, together with Thai leaders, like Gift Kanthamanee and Dr. Buakab Ronghanam are working together for this growing movement in Thailand.