Since 2010, God has sent two teams of people from EFC East Lindfield church to Thailand on Short Term Mission. In December this year, God would send a third team from EFC East Lindfield church to go on a Short Term Mission trip to Thailand. This time, 15 people have been chosen by Him to have the privilege of witnessing His work and partake some of the works in partnership with His long term placed missionaries in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Pak Phanang in Thailand. We call this team ‘Thailand Team 2015’.
Members of Team 2015 are, in alphabetical order, Alex So, Alice Li, Angel Cheung, Annie Wong, Charissa Mak, Ellen Law, Hannah Leong, I-van Leong, Jennifer So, John Sham, Joshua Yu, Lennox To, Nathalie Leong, Stephen Yu, and Tracy Law. Each person in the team has a role and responsibility to fulfill for the team.
This Team was officially formed in early Feb15, and has since undertaken a series of mission trainings provided by Overseas Mission Fellowships (OMF), as well as under the direction from EFC’s English Pastor, Rev David Chen, in preparation for their endeavor for the Lord in Thailand.
God’s provisions, protections, blessing and grace are truly evident during the course of the preparation for the trip. Without God, we can do nothing. We would wait to see how God is to be glorified in our lives and in the lives of the people we shall encounter in Thailand.
This is not a holiday trip, and neither a site-seeing tour. A fairly heavy program has been put in place for the team by OMF, and will be executed upon our arrival in Thailand. Upon arrival, we will undertake some language training, culture training, school visit, hospital visit, prison visit, English camp, Christmas carol singing, Christmas concert, and community outreach. Perhaps, an adventure camp is a possibility for the team to outreach to local Thai youths. This mission trip would last for 2 weeks. Every day would be a challenge and of course fun to all of us. We pray that we would be further developed by the Lord in this Thailand trip in order to undertake the Great Commission of Jesus Christ anywhere else God would lead our lives. Luke 9:23 ‘Then Jesus said to them all; ”If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”’
Just one more month to go before we shall depart for Thailand on 7th Dec15. Please partner with us in this mission trip by praying for us every day. We need you to pray for us. May the protection, provision, blessing and grace from God be with the team!
By Stephen Yu