In mid-January, a team was formed to serve on a short-term missions trip to Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand. I was part of the team. God gave me a vision that said, “Go volunteer to Thailand.” I didn’t have the money, but I took my step of faith, applied to be part of the team, and saw God provide miraculously.
The team members were Jasmine Martin, Chase Glick, Marlin Fisher, Taylor Martin, and our leader, Ken Reinford. We had four basic training sessions for our trip which allowed us to get to know each other as a team.
On April 25, we flew to Thailand. We met City Lights church, which is made up of mostly youth; they’re amazing. Listening to each testimony of these young people impacted us all.
For many of us it was the first time going on a missions to Asia; in fact, it was my first time going on missions. God spoke to us as a team in different ways: in dreams and the interpretation of those dreams, in discerning of spirits, etc.
We learned how to flow in the Holy Spirit together. And, personally, God confirmed a calling I have to Thailand. Just the fact that I was standing in Ubon Ratchathani was already a confirmation for me.
Right now I’m in Mexico City, where I live, and I’m praying and preparing myself at my church (AFC) for when God confirms the time for my return to missions to Thailand.
By Shanti Avendaño, age 19