Between 20 and 25 September 2015, more than 230 children from Cho Lae School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, experienced the love of Christ through a games carnival, skits, arts and crafts, Bible lessons and worship songs brought by 22 volunteers from our church!
Most of these children live in nearby villages and some are from very poor families. So in addition to Christ-centred activities for the children in school, the team also visited the homes of the underprivileged students and brought the gospel to them. Through this mission, 70 students and 15 families received Christ.
As they wore their handmade crowns, the upper primary students were reminded that Daddy God has crowned them with His love and favour. The kindergarten children learnt about Jesus, their good Shepherd. All set to start another day of fun activities with the children in school. Many families were touched by the sharing of the gospel and received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Glory to Jesus!
This was our church’s second mission trip to Cho Lae School. Volunteers from GenRev, our youth ministry for single working adults aged 17 to 29, first visited the school in 2013. A few of the youth volunteers from that first trip returned to serve in the school again. Suleen Law, the team leader of the 2013 mission trip, also led the team this time.
“Many of them [the children] remembered us from the mission trip two years ago. During the home visits, one of the girls mentioned to the team that she received Christ two years ago when I was there with the GenRev team. I was touched and amazed. We left two years ago, but Jesus is always with them and they are conscious of His presence,” she said.
Pan, a secondary student at Cho Lae School, was deeply touched by some of the classroom activities. “I have learnt a lot from the Bible drama skit stories. My favourite song is ‘Every Move I Make’ and I like all the games we played. I know Jesus loves me, and because God first loved me, I can love everyone.”
Another 15-year-old student, Poly shared, “I have learnt from the Bible lessons every day. I like the games and everything taught to me. And I know Jesus loves me very much.”
Caryn See, 46, was thankful to be a part of this fruitful mission trip. “There was almost 100 per cent salvation in our upper primary class, and 100 per cent salvation in the six households we visited. Even our driver accepted Christ!”
Students raising their hands to receive Jesus.