The ‘Slum Bishop’

As we struggle through Bangkok traffic, it’s clear Bishop Chanda can’t wait to reach our destination – the infamous Khlong Toei slum. When he graduated from seminary, he prayed that the Lord would call him to serve a ‘nice’ congregation in a good area. Instead, he was called to serve in the slum. He now […]

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Finding hope through the Home of Grace

Home of Grace is a safe refuge in Thailand for mothers-to-be and new mothers who have been rejected by their family or are in difficult situations and need shelter. At Home of Grace, women are provided with care, love, work training and counselling. They are supported in finding a good solution for themselves and their […]

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From shadows into Jesus’ glorious light

In a village where more than 95 per cent of people are baptised and actively involved in the life of the church, it would be easy for the local congregation to lose a sense of urgency about mission. But not so for the Lua people of Banden in Thailand’s Nan province. Knowing what it’s like […]

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Nothing too small for God’s faithfulness

Hoom came to ‘Home of Grace’ directly from a construction site. She was already in the seventh month of her pregnancy. The child’s father had gone his own way before Hoom even knew she was pregnant. She continued working until she could no longer cope with the physically hard work. Hoom called a helpline and […]

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Knowing Jesus drives out fear

In the cool morning air in northern Thailand, a young woman looks around at green rice fields across a flowing stream, all still partly in the shadow of the forested mountains. The lush vegetation that seems intent on blanketing her Lua community village is filled with the sounds of life. Even at this height, it […]

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Easter message changes lives

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand is still a relatively new church, which is also true of the growing congregations in Nan Province. It is here that the gospel of forgiveness and life in Jesus’ name has transformed the lives of the Lua people, who make up the majority of Christians in this area. Traditionally, […]

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Bow’s story

Home of Grace is a safe place for pregnant women who are in difficult situations. It is a service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand. All the women who come to Home of Grace have a story to tell about how they came to be there. This is Bow’s story. * Bow is 23 […]

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