Whenever we hear the word ‘missions’ we tend to go to the default idea of Christians working overseas, particularly in poor, third-world countries. This is one part of carrying out God’s mission, however, mission also needs to be addressed on a local level too.
On a local level, Wingham Baptist Church, along with the other local churches of Wingham, financially support the work of scripture teachers in our local schools here, in Wingham.
When looking at mission work further abroad, missions are also about Christians serving overseas. Consequently, we are also financially supporting, through Global Interaction, Jit & Jan in Thailand.
Jit and Jan’s Story
Jit and Jan work alongside local national churches in Sangklaburi and beyond, in Western Thailand, bordering Myanmar, to reach local communities and encourage believers.
Jit has been part of a team seeking to reach a remote village of Pwo Karen, members of a Karen sub group similar to the Telako. The new group is now considering the truth and claims of Jesus. Jit and Jan have a desire to see other Pwo Karen people come to know the Good News too.
Jit and Jan work through Lanternlight Ministries, bringing light and hope to those with disabilities in the community. Jan’s nursing experience provides understanding of the challenges as their team seeks to meet the needs and encourage families for whom disability is a daily challenge. This compassionate ministry brings opportunities to show and share Christ’s love. They network with other organisations where there can be mutual benefit to those in need.
Jit and Jan also teach in the local Bible school as well as support the ministries of the Kwai River Christian Hospital, United Christian School, Hostel and Gethsemane Bible School.
Jit and Jan seek to be sensitive to all opportunities to witness to God’s love with those they meet and encourage followers of Jesus.
Want to know more about Jit & Jan and the work they do? Have a look here: http://www.globalinteraction.org.au/who-we-are/people-groups/ongoing-relationships/thailand/jit-and-jan
Want to know more about Global Interaction and the work they do? Have a look here: http://www.globalinteraction.org.au/