The Task Unfinished

OMF International general director Patrick Fung writes: Recently I have been reading through the book of 1 Kings and noticed a repeated phrase throughout the book: “his heart was not fully [...]


Beyond Ourselves

As an international and interdenominational fellowship we have retained our original beliefs, vision, mission and values; and adapted with the times. We seek to remain anchored, while [...]


Three reasons not to take short-cuts when considering cross-cultural mission

I recently read the blog of a student at a theological seminary. The title of the story was, “Three reasons why cross-cultural mission is so hard”. I expected that this person struggled with [...]


Dependable in the mundane

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) One of the most powerful testimonies to the all-sufficiency of future grace is [...]


Seven things to pray for missionaries

There are numerous ways a church can pray in order to bless their missionaries. Because the church might not always know those immediate, pressing issues in the missionary’s life, praying from [...]


Does Thailand still need missionaries? (Part 2)

  Many churches today sacrificially support global gospel partnerships and seek to do so in sustainable, accountable ways, without creating unhealthy dependence. Some argue that Western [...]

Does Thailand still need missionaries?

In recent years, there has been a trend for some missions supporters and churches in the West to move away from sending their own missionaries in favor of supporting “native missionaries” [...]


Is the Church in Thailand growing? Why or why not?

The Christian Church has been growing in Thailand at just under 6% for the past 65 years. Every 13 years the church is twice as big. What are factors in this growth? As OMF Thailand field [...]


7 reasons for Christians to retire in Thailand

How can you make the most of your retirement? I recently read an article by Evan Tarver listing “7 Reasons Why Americans Retire in Thailand” and it got me thinking. Tarver started his [...]


Keep growing!

Currently there are over 5,000 sub-districts in Thailand that do not have a church. The population in all of these sub-districts is about 44 million people. There is a need for dedicated [...]


A tale of two cities

“And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its [...]


Causes of church growth in Thailand

Why has the Thai church doubled five times in the last 60 years? After WWII there were lots of new missionaries coming into Thailand. OMF was one of the agencies that deployed many missionaries [...]

Fast growth of the church in Thailand

Should we be encouraged or discouraged about the growth of Christianity in Thailand? Many are discouraged. They look at the fact that Protestant Christians are still less than 1% of the [...]