— Mission is the Church in action
As those who have received the love of Jesus Christ, it’s our privilege, purpose and passion to share the good news of salvation to those who don’t know Him. Our heart for mission begins with our friends & family, extends to our community and reaches the nations. We live by “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember I am with you always.”
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Lighthouse Church is actively involved in supporting these ministries through the faithful giving of our members, ongoing prayer support and by visiting these regions as the Lord leads us.
A & Jit Janee – Freedom Worship Church
A and Jit Janee are the Senior Pastors at Freedom Worship Church in Chiang Rai, Thailand. They planted Freedom Worship Church in 2015 after many years of leading churches in Thailand and are also running Shalom House, a project that provides housing, education and care for at-risk girls in their community.
A also oversees youth mobilisation for the whole province of Chiang Rai, reaching over 300 churches. He mentors a large team of youth volunteers who in turn run programs to encourage and disciple the young people of Chiang Rai. A and Jit are blessed with two sons, Shawn and Peace who are 11 and 8 years old.
Their mission is to lead lost people to Jesus and their vision for the future is to take the gosepl further afield to China, Laos and Myanmar.
Somchai – Steadfast Love Church
Somchai and his wife are the pastors of Steadfast Love Church in Chiang Rai. After working for a long time as an associate pastor in various churches, Somchai felt God call him to start a new church for those in his own people group, the Lahu.
He now pastors a thriving church community of predominantly Lahu people who meet at his house. Already outgrowing the house space, they are actively fundraising for a new building to assist the big vision of seeing many more Lahu come back to God.
Supot- Wiang Lanna Church
Supot and his wife are the pastors of Wiang Lanna church in Chiang Rai. Birthed out of market evangelism several years ago, the church has grown, matured and is currently sending 4 people to bible college. They are currently praying into and planning to evangelise and start another church next year in the neighbouring province (state).
HOW TO SUPPORT
Lighthouse Church Missions
REF#: Thailand Monthly
Chiang Rai Prayer Points
Our partners in Thailand currently have several projects they are fundraising for which we want to help them with.
These are some really amazing opportunities to sow into!
A couple of the girls who came through the Shalom House program are now at university and are also looking for work. However, due to various reasons they do not have Thai ID cards which complicates their lives. They have no access to government medical care, travel is more difficult and companies will be reluctant to hire them as they fall into a grey area of the law. Thankfully there is a process for both of them to go through, however it is not cheap and involves multiple long distant trips as well as DNA testing. The cost for both is roughly $2000. Both girls are serving in the church extensively and we agree with A and Jit that continuing to invest into their lives through this need is a good investment!
Steadfast Love Church
Steadfast Love Church has outgrown the space at Somchai’s house and have been working hard to raise money for their own land and building. This came about due to a couple of the members of the church selling land to the church at cost price. They have already raised close to 60% of the purchase price themselves and have around $15,000 remaining. We would love to encourage them by giving to support this visionary project. Watch the video below where Jimm and Somchai explain this vision in more detail.
Youth mobilisation under Pastor A’s mentorship is gathering steam and has the vision to hire the local stadium in December, fill it with a few thousand young people and worship God together. A has already built a team of around 50 young volunteers who are spreading the vision and making preparations however they still need additional funding. They raised $400 at an initial event in July, however the full budget is estimated at $3500. We are aiming to invest $2000 into this project alongside these young people!
Watch the video below of their first youth conference in July 2022 and a previous stadium prayer event from 2018.
HOW TO SUPPORT
Lighthouse Church Missions
REF#: Thailand Projects