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Thai

Catechisms Requested in Many Languages

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Every day, LHF receives requests just like these for the Small Catechism in a multitude of languages. These are just a few of those requests: Hello, I would like to acquire a copy of Luther’s Small Catechism in Japanese. There is a woman who has asked to be baptized (the mother of one of our … Read More

Lutherans model a different way of life to Buddhists

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In a country that’s about 95 percent Buddhist, it’s not always easy to be a Christian. But since 2004, the Thailand Concordia Lutheran Church (TCLC) has been making inroads in shining the Light of Christ among their Buddhist neighbors. Fewer than 600 of Thailand’s 69 million people belong to the TCLC’s eight congregations and four … Read More

Reformation Embraced by Thousands in Thailand

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Over 2,000 people attended Lutheran Reformation celebrations held this past November in Thailand and Cambodia – a significant event given that these Southeast Asian countries are less than one percent Christian. Organized by LHF’s coordinator for Southeast Asian projects Rev. Ted NaThalang and Rev. Niran Temsakun (another pastor in the Thailand Concordia Lutheran Church), Christians … Read More

25 Years in Mission: Asia

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thailand Rev. Ted Na Thalang LHF Coordinator for Southeast Asian projects In general, it’s part of Thai culture that to be a good Thai, you have to be a Buddhist. Growing up in Thailand, I was taught to appease the spirits and try to do good works so good things would happen to me. Thai … Read More

Thai teens gather for Catechism and fun

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It may be a universal experience for teenagers to feel different from everyone around them. But this is particularly true for Lutheran teens in Buddhist Thailand, where only 1 person in 35,000 shares their faith. That’s why the youth gathering of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Thailand (CLCT) in May was particularly important to 60 … Read More