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East/Southeast Asia

Bringing Christ to the land of Buddha

Friday, September 29, 2017

by 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

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

Conference in Burma Brings Many to Lutheran Faith

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

September 2012 – It was a long way for many of the conference participants to come. Though some had traveled on top of a bus for 3 days and 2 nights to get to Yangon, a large city in Burma (also called Myanmar), the spiritual journey they were about to take was even more intense. … Read More

India: Small Catechism reprinted in Malayalam

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The first step in the Christian journey of faith is ordinarily baptism. But for new believers in India – The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s oldest mission field – cultural barriers might mean that converts go months, even years before being baptized. In fact, Rev. Samuel Thompson, pastor and seminary professor in the India Evangelical Lutheran Church, … 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