A World Race Team a ministry of Adventures in Missions
came to help us November 2010
They helped most every day with both weed cutting and teaching
English. They helped with Kid's Club. We also had our first movie
matinee on Sunday afternoon, showing Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Please take the time to read some of
their blogs below, you will be blessed
I made a short video depicting what it's like in the schools we
visited. It made me a little sad to be there actually. It was often
frustrating to be teaching there. The kids are fun and have so much
joy. They are wild and crazy though too! Perhaps you'll say a
prayer or two for them after you see this video. Pray that God
would send teachers to these schools who have a love for God and for
the children of Thailand.
See Michele's video at
I was able to ride the riding lawn mower. My favorite part about
actually being on the mower was the view when I turned the corner.
There's not much else like seeing the sun just after it's risen and
nestled just above the mountain top. After cutting weeds and grass
for a good hour and a half, it stopped working :( Every time I tried
to engage the blade it died. I rode it over to where our contact was
working and we quickly determined that I had mowed over a rope and
it was now entangled and intertwined between the two blades. One of
the ladies from the church was there talking to the pastor.
Find out what happened next.
We went to a big festival / carnival the other night. This
celebration was to ask forgiveness for using and polluting the
water. It was amazing the amount of work and effort and planning
and participation this whole thing caused. The Buddhist made little
flower "things" that had incense and candles in the center and they
set them in the sea as their prayer ritual. See Aimee's video
on the Loi Kratong celebration at
The other night we had the opportunity to go into Patong. The
plan was to hand out tracts and dvds of the Jesus Film to anyone and
everyone that would accept. Patong is a place of restaurants, bars,
massage parlors, stores, hotels, and a whole lot of tourist. The
main attraction to this area is not the food or the alcohol, but it is the women. Beautiful
Asian woman line the streets soliciting men to come into the parlor,
restaurant, or bar where they "work". more and her video on
evangelism in Patong at
I would spend some of my days helping to teach English at a
couple of the local schools and other days weeding, raking, and
picking up trash. It never failed that when I was out working in the
scorching sun that I was given an ice cold beverage, on one of the
days we were each even blessed to receive 4 drinks from 4 different
We need your help with street cleanup, as the
streets are overgrown with weeds and other vegetation and littered
with trash. We do a lot of community service with a riding mower, a
weed cutter, rakes, hoes, and shovels.Your team can also do prayer walking.You can help with Kid’s Club on Saturdays, a two and a half
hour program teaching the Bible and teaching English.
You can also help teach
English at two schools where Cindy teaches four days a week.
Plus we have a radio program,
God’s Word for Today, on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings,
where you can share your testimony on the radio!. We share the Gospel by giving out tracts, Bibles, and Jesus
videos in the local market every Friday afternoon and at least once
a month we share the Gospel with the bar girls and prostitutes in
Patong, about an hour away. On Sunday your team can participate in
church service by sharing testimonies, performing dramas, and
proclaiming God in a part of Thailand that is coming to know Him
more and more everyday!
We seek to see God build His church in the village of Thachatchai
and the nearby communities in Phang Nga province. We want to give
every person an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel, and
want to disciple existing believers. We would also like to network
with all the churches of Phuket, and to offer training including
YWAM-DTS, evangelism, children’s ministry, and hospital ministry.
Committed prayer partners
Monthly financial supporters
for Calvary Chapel at the Bridge (for our Thai staff as the
church is not self supporting yet)
Volunteers for community clean
up, teaching English, youth ministry, children’s ministry,
worship and evangelism
Short term teams (no minimum
A YWAM team that does outreach in an
university in NE Thailand joined us in October 2009. One member of
the team could only stay a few days the others were here for ten.
Three men and three women, one from India, one from Korea, and the
others were Thai. They observed the Kid's Camp. They took turns each
sharing their testimony on the radio program. They led worship on
Sundays and Wednesdays. They helped with weed cutting and weed
pulling. They cleaned the church. They painted the side of our
house, where water has been seeping in during the heavy rains.. They
repaired the wall around the health center. They went out on church
visitation. They helped with children's ministry and evangelism.
Two teams came to help our church in January.
One YWAM team was a Go team, of four women, and the other a regular DTS team
with 6 women and 1 man. They spent a week in Cambodia and a day in
Bangkok before coming here. Team members originated from Australia,
Belgium, Norway, UK, and USA. They helped in the Kid’s Club on
Saturday, with worship on Sunday, and then during the week with community
clean up, teaching English, visiting the sick, market evangelism, and
building a platform for church. The Go team left Wednesday night by
bus to Bangkok and returned to Australia Friday morning. The DTS team
was picked up by Eagle's Rest in Phang Nga for two weeks of ministry there
on Saturday morning. They will later spend a month in Chiang Mai.
Cindy and On teach the Kid's Club every Saturday afternoon.
The team from YWAM Brisbane helped with it the Saturday they arrived from
Bangkok by bus. They had lots of other play time with the kids,
as they had their lodging in the Community Center. They also helped
teach English to many of the same kids at the Thachatchai School
Jenna, DTS team leader - What an
incredible blessing you have been to our
team! You have been nothing but
gracious and generous since we arrived
and we are so grateful for your kindness
and hospitality. You are an
incredible blessing to us, but more
importantly, the Thachatchai community.
I pray God blesses you with an abundant
harvest. ...Overall, this was a
wonderful experience! Honestly,
you are some of the best contacts I've
had out of five outreaches I've been on.
Thank you so much for creating such a
great experience for us. Great
amount of rest/work (balance).
Hospitality. Schedule. Good
variety of ministry/practical projects.
Simple things like smiles, singing, or
cleaning up someone's yard can be a
Go team leader and platform
This part of our outreach was really
good. I really enjoyed being here.
You guys are amazing hosts! Food
and accommodations were great thanks for
the beds. I really enjoyed the
variety of food. New things are
always good! I really enjoyed
building the stage.. as doing practical
hands on stuff is my passion. I
really hope the stage works well for
you. Dana and Cindy you are great
hosts. I pray that God will bless
you and your ministry here. I will
tell others about you and I pray that
more teams will come. God has been
teaching me a lot about leadership..
Shelly - I really enjoyed the
location on the beach. Dana and
Cindy are awesome, always willing to
help and really happy. The street
clean up was good work - very hot but
bearable. I enjoy doing things
where I can see the results. God
has taught me that even without being
able to speak their language they
understood why we were cleaning up and
helping them out. I think a lot of
people in the village have now moved one
step closer and are probably at the
question asking stage now.
Sarah the platform designer/ builder -
It has been really good to have
opportunities to go to the beach and go
to see the (tsunami) memorial. I
personally loved having an extra project
I could do for you as I love to have
something to show for the work that I
did. You have been really well
organized and feel like our time has
been both productive and enjoyable.
I loved the pineapple challenge and the
chance to go to the markets. The
food has been great and your hospitality
has been such a blessing - especially
the use of your washing machine and
internet. It has been lovely to
spend time with you and get to know you
personally as well as the work you are
doing here. Keep it up! (God
taught me) that He loves to spend time
with us but He also wants us to be ready
to 'move out', therefore we have to be
ready and in formation - as navy ships -
and facing out, ready to go and
supporting others around us.
Anonymous - I really enjoyed
the street clean up every morning, it
gave a good start to the day, and I
think the neighborhood was blessed by
what we did. I also think your
hospitality has been outstanding.
You really took us into your home,
showed us the town and the restaurants,
spent time with us ... Thank you for
making this the best part of outreach so
far. I have learned a lot about
Thai culture, and about the people here,
but also from Dana and Cindy, I have
learned a lot about how it is to live in
another country, and about adaptability.
Emma - I liked how you took us to
dinner at the beach with the sunset.
Also thank you so much for letting us
try all these different foods.
House visits were good! Pineapple
competition - really good! Can be good
as a team building game as well.
It was really good that you took us
around the village the first day and
told us your story. Thank you for
spending so much time with us as well.
It's been awesome to get to know you.
(God taught me) how He is in all the
cultures and how we can learn new things
about Him wherever we go. The Thai
people have a lot of His gentleness and
joy. I hope to come back here and
it's exciting to see what's happening in
Ruth - It has been such a wonderful
week here in Thachatchai! You have
been such a blessing in every way, and I
hope we've been a blessing for you too.
I pray God will do more great things in
this village and that more YWAM teams
will come and visit you! ... The kids
are very nice, the people are so
friendly, so amazing. The fact
that you live next to the beach is so
much fun and such a blessing for us!
Every ministry we did was a very good
experience, I really feel we made a
difference. God showed me more
about His heart about the Thai people!
You can really find God in every
culture, it's cool. There is
really something we can learn from them
with their hospitality and positivity!
God is really blessing this town!! I'm
so excited for the future of