Our names are Rina and Puii Renthlei. We have three daughters: Priscilla, Phoebe and Joanna. We are from Mizoram, India. Right now we live in Nanongthum village, Kaengkhro district in the province of Chaiyaphum doing church planting ministry.
We are seconded to OMF by SIM (Serving in Mission) and our sending church BCM (Baptist Church of Mizoram).
Rina grew up in Mizoram, India. After he got his Bachelor of Arts degree, he went to Arunachal Pradesh as a short term missionary, where he met Puii, who was also working there as a missionary. After they got married, he continued to study a 4-year course at AICS under the Senate of Serampore, and served as a pastor for 7 years in Mizoram, till he came to Thailand.
Puii grew up in Shillong, India. After graduating from college, she became a full time missionary. She has also earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D in linguistics from North-Eastern Hill University.
In 2010, we felt that we were called by God to serve Him in Southeast Asia. We were waiting for the Lord to lead us to the right place, when an opening came up for us to serve in Thailand. In May 2012, we came to Thailand, and after our period of language learning, we joined the OMF Isaan Team.
Although there is very little that we can do, God is working through the little things that we are able to do. We try to train and disciple Christians for leadership and evangelism. It is wonderful to see Thai Christians having a burden for their relatives and neighbours and bringing them to church, to see children from our ministry telling their parents or grandparents about Christ and lleading them to Him.
In our cluster (Chaiyaphum) there are only two families. There are many villages and towns that have been unreached, so there are lots of opportunities for other missionaries to serve in Chaiyaphum. God is working in the areas we have reached and he is continuing to give us the lands we set foot on. Join us and be a part of the great work God is doing in Chaiyaphum.