The Golden Triangle covers the northern areas of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. It is known for its massive production of opium. Amazingly, in each of those countries, the north is also where the church has grown for more than 50 years. It’s the tribal groups of the North that have received the gospel. In both Myanmar and Thailand, their heart is to now share that throughout their countries.
A Church in Every Village by 2030
A Church in Every Village by 2030 is their hearts’ desire and focus of energy for the existing Thai church. Approximately 80,000 villages are in Thailand, some of which are very hard to access, so having a body of believers in each place is truly the only way that all will hear the Good News. Currently more than 4,000 churches are in Thailand. But, some of the leaders have become a little discouraged and are looking for help and ideas from those who’ve walked this way before them.
Visiting Pastors in Person
In late May, four One Challenge workers traveled to five cities in 10 days, meeting with pastors that gathered in each place. “What a chance to hear firsthand the challenges they face and to bring fresh ideas, hope from the Scripture, and ideas for setting plans that can be worked on one step at a time,” says one OC worker.
The Power of Prayer
Pray with us for these men and women, all of whom work under the shadow of the misty mountains, the domain of opium growers and hundreds of years of oppression from the Enemy of our souls. May His light and Spirit break through in Thailand in a fresh new way.
Church Planting & Growth
One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We invest in people and opportunities that enable churches to be planted, thrive, grow, and multiply. When invited by local leaders, OC conducts training for church planters and those interested in learning about disciple-making movements.