Strategic Next Steps in Thailand – Newsletter – May 2018

Nearly 13 years ago, the Hopewell Network leaders discerned God’s call to missions among the Isaan people, Thailand’s second-largest unreached people group. The vision God gave was to plant multiple, reproducing fellowships of believers among the Isaan people, leading to a church planting movement throughout Thailand and surrounding nations.

Over the past four years, we have seen God’s Spirit drawing Isaan people to himself at CityLights Church, Hopewell’s first church plant in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. As we look ahead to the vision God has set before us, we recognize that we will need to register a Thailand foundation (nonprofit organization) to grant legal status with the Thai government that is needed for the ongoing development and expansion of the ministry.

Having our own foundation in Thailand will enable us to own property, issue visa work permits for Hopewell missionaries, receive donations in Thailand, hire staff, establish various ministries/ organizations under the foundation, and open branch offices throughout Thailand—all for the purpose of reaching more Isaan people with the Gospel. In recent months, we met with a Christian attorney in Thailand to explore the process of registering a Hopewell Thailand Foundation. The registration process will likely take a year or more to complete.

Would you like to be part of this strategic, next step in the development of Hopewell’s ministry in Thailand?

Please join us in praying:

  • For God’s leading in the selection of the right Thai board members for the foundation.
  • For financial provision of the $10,000 USD needed to complete the registration process.
  • For God’s favor with Thai government officials responsible for approving the registration.

To contribute toward this need, send contributions earmarked “Hopewell Thailand Foundation” payable to:

Hopewell Network

565 Airport Rd.

New Holland, PA 17557

By Dwane Reitz, Hopewell Asia Missions Director

 

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