Welcome to PlaaPlaaPlaa!

So you may be wondering why PlaaPlaaPlaa? What are those strange fish symbols above? What is ปลา and what does it mean? In short, this is a blog site, so surely there's going to be plenty of rambling. Unfortunately BlahBlahBlah was already taken, so I had to settle for the 'Plaa'. But there's actually more to it then just ramblings. The first fish symbol is actually a Christian symbol meaning ICTHUS - a greek acronymn which means "Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour". The other strange letters you see in the last fish is actually the thai word for fish which funnily enough is pronounced "Plaa". So when you put it all together, this site is going to be my ramblings in telling people about how Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour in Thailand (with plenty of good stories about food in between). Happy reading.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Church Mission Update

So on Sunday we got to hear a bit of feedback at church about the church mission. Even with next to no promotion of the fact we were going to be there, some spontaneous door knocking and visitation on the day meant that we had close 30 people come along to get a free medical check. Each of the people who got checked also had a chance to hear the gospel as one of our team went to chat with them at the end. Praise God that of those that came, there were 3 people that said they were keen to know God, and another 3 that were keen for us to be praying for them. 

I went visiting people with my good friends Daa & Boom. The first place we went to was a small neighbourhood convenience store. There was an older lady and young guy there who were happy to engage in general conversation. Even though she was buddhist, the guy had gone to a christian school in bangkok, so when we explained we were from the church that is getting built, he ended up being the one who explained to the lady what we do at church and what we believe. After giving them our free gift bag of rice and fish, they actually gave us a yoghurt drink each in return. Later in the day, some people were needing to use the bathroom. Given that our building is still a construction zone, this wasn't possible, so Daa and others ended up going back to visit the lady in the shop. She was more than happy to help and invited everyone to come back again. Even though it's envisaged that we won't be moving into the church til late next year, it is exciting to think about possibilities of reaching people in the neighbourhood. 

For those who pray, 
- please pray for the provision of funds for the new church building
- praise God for all those who came along to the mission and got to hear the gospel
- pray for the follow up of the 3 who said they wanted to know God and the 3 who wanted prayer
- pray for the many more people in the neighbourhood who we didn't get to meet who are yet to know God still.

Here are a few pics from the day

How the church building currently looks. Mission took place underneath.

Advertising of the church mission

Moor Kay checking one of the guys we had met from our  'door knocking'

P'Soong taking the opportunity to share with some of the people who came along

The gifts we were giving away to those who came (and as we went door knocking)

With some of the visitors as they registered

Moor Jeut, P' Pao, Tik and Sef at the medicine table

Boom & I tried to sneak in a couple vitamin C tablets, only to discover that they stain your tongue. No hiding this one