Lua people learn of the free gift of salvation

Khun Neun leads us through the village of Ban Pakho where she serves as an evangelist with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand. There are twenty houses in this village, with 7 to 10 people living in each house. The Lua people are a minority ethnic group native to Laos. Ban Pakho is situated in […]

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But Lord, when did we see you sick… ?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT) is reaching out to the people living in the Nan province through healthcare. Nan province is a mountainous area northeast of Bangkok, bordering Laos. It is home to many Lua people, an ethnic minority group in Thailand. Dr Rovasoa Harivony Razafindrabe (who is from the Malagasy Lutheran Church, […]

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Love that offers hope

It reads like a classic love story. It’s a story that is repeated in countries all around the world, in wealthy communities and poor communities, in families that don’t know Jesus and in families in love with Jesus. Mim is 24 years old and she comes from the beautiful countryside in Thailand. An only child […]

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God’s healing Spirit at work

In the small village of Huai Pong, nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand, Khun Pim shares the story of her love for Jesus. ‘I became Christian 18 years ago’, Pim says. ‘I was a very shy person but I received the teaching to be a leader at church and am very happy to be […]

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Leap of faith changes lives

I was part of a group of five people from three Adelaide Hills Lutheran churches which recently visited the Nan district in northern Thailand. Our mission was to construct a hothouse on the church farm with evangelists from surrounding villages. The sale of the produce from the hothouse will provide income to support the training […]

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strength in community

In February 2018, Chris Sumner and Pastor Michael Dutschke travelled to the Nan district in Thailand with Erin Kerber (LCA International Mission Program Officer) to look, listen and learn. Their mission was to discover how we could partner with the local Lutheran church leaders in the Nan district, to give them a hand up with […]

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Shelter in a difficult life situation

All the women who come to Home of Grace (HOG) have different backgrounds and different stories. Some of the women are working as prostitutes. Others have become pregnant with a man who they later find out is already married. Common for all of them is that they have ended up in a difficult situation and […]

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Help for Grandma!

Nong Va is a little girl living under the busy highway within a two minute walk to Home of Praise, a school run by the ELCT (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thailand). Nong Va is only 2 years old, but has already experienced many painful things in her life. She has never known her dad, and […]

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Jesus Replaces Fear with Life

It was my privilege recently to visit the Lua people in northern Thailand. The land is steep and mountainous. In the wet season it rains heavily most days. The vistas are spectacular but the people are poor. The Lua, who live on both sides of the Thai/Lao border, have long been itinerant, partly because of […]

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Health Project Brings Hope

Dr Rova, a Malagasy Lutheran Church (MLC) missionary in the Nan province of Thailand, coordinates the Mother and Child Healthcare program in the remote and impoverished Lua communities. Many of the locals are immigrants and refugees from Laos and Myanmar and none of the local villages have hospitals or clinics. People face many problems with […]

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