What does it take for missionaries and pastors in Bangkok to stay long enough to make a difference? How can God’s servants be sustained in a city filled with noise, pollution, traffic jam, selfishness, separation and spiritual oppression? Two personal memories come to mind. One is an image of me sitting in a coffee shop...
Christina grew up in Switzerland. During her training as a nurse she attended a youth missions conference where she felt called to serve God in Thailand. God confirmed His call over the years of preparations. She joined OMF International in 1987 and served as a leprosy nurse at Manorom Christian hospital in Central Thailand from 1988-2000 and as language advisor in Lopburi from 2001-2004.
Then God called her to a new life-giving ministry, Nampu-Fountain, that focuses on women in conflict because of unexpected pregnancy. Especially the steep and fast rise in teenage pregnancy and the abortion statistics made her aware of life destroying social developments.
Together with a Thai co-worker they set up a pregnancy resource centre in Khonkaen, Isaan in 2013 with the conviction that every life is precious. Their vision is to see women come to know the Lord Jesus, the author and finisher of life, and choose the way of life that glorifies God. They care for women’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health through counseling, prayer and practical help. At present Nampu-Fountain Ministry consists of a refuge home where women in need find a temporary shelter, and an office/counselling center.