We are Kennedy, Wendy, Jasper (15) and Poppy (18) Paizs. We are from the United States, California. We came to Thailand on February 14, 1999 and have been involved in church planting for 15 years in South, East and North Thailand, sent by The Evangelical Alliance Mission and partnered with OMF to do church planting alongside OMF missionaries.
Both Kennedy and Wendy were in the military. Wendy was in the Army for 4 years and served in Desert Storm, Kennedy was in the Air Force for 4 years. God led us into military service and He used it to lead us closer to Him and into missions. While Kennedy was in the Air Force he spent time doing outreach with missionaries in Spain. We did training at New Tribes Missions for 4 years. We both earned a BA degree from Southern California Seminary in Bible and missions. During this time of training we spent 2 years at our home church doing an internship and helped plant a church among Lao people. God used this to bring us to Thailand to do church planting in Eastern Thailand.
At this time we are living in North Thailand, in Chiang Mai. Kennedy is involved in using Bible story telling and art to share the gospel and do discipleship. We are in the process of planting a church at a place called Connie’s House. Wendy is spending time during the week teaching the Bible chronologically to the young Thai women that work at Connie’s House. We are looking to do many more training times in Bible story telling in the Thai church around the nation of Thailand on a more regular basis. We are seeing Thai people respond to the Word of God taught and shared in a oral way.
We want people joining us in church planting in many different ways. We need people who are burdened for the Thai Buddhist people and who would learn the Thai language and culture and go into Thai communities with their spiritual and natural gifts to be a witness in deed and word. This could be people who enjoy teaching English, or people who enjoy sharing a life skill with intention to share Christ. A person who is good at drama is a need in story telling, to communicate the gospel in a more heartfelt way. Mostly we’re looking for people who are open to what God would have for them here in Thailand and then respond to that call. Church planting is our focus and we seek to use people’s skills to point Thais to Christ and be a part of a Christ-centered community wherever that community may meet.
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