The Lahu conference 2015 was held in March 27-29 at Wiang Pa Pao under Chiang Rai province Thailand, based on the theme from the book of Luke 9: 52 “ No man… Kingdom of God”. The Lahu people from different parts of the world attended the conference, even though they resides in different countries like China, Myanmar (the then Burma), Laos still then they value their rich traditional culture and were displayed in fabulous manner.
There were three foreign speakers and I was honored to be one of the speaker in a three days program. The attendance was huge, it was around one thousand and they were so excited to worship the Lord. The first service starts at 6:00 am- 8:00am, the second service at 10:00 am-12:00 and the third at 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm. It was a whole day long program and it was a bit tiresome but on the other hand seeing the enthusiasm of the people to know more about the word of God, it is worth to preach for the extension of His Kingdom, its a blessing at the end of the day. On the last day of the conference 17 youths dedicated their lives to God and were baptized.
In the conference the only Lahu pastor from China informed the congregation and challenged the people to come forward and serve God in China as a missionary because there are around 40 Lahu churches and there in only one pastor to oversee all those churches. The pastor challenged the congregation to come out from their comfort zones and be ready when God called you. If you have a heart for the Lahu people and to be a missionary in China, please contact me and I will informed you in details, see my contact.
With an AKHA lady in her traditional attire.
The praise and worship team from Chaing Mai and Chiang Rai.
I am quite ready to preach the Gospel.
The second day of the conference.
With the Pastor’s during the worship service.
With my interpreter Phonthip Leejang.
A reminder for Christians, “Retrospect, Introspect and Prospects” because at times we tend to be asleep and face difficult to wake up from our deep slumber. Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, the time is here and now that we need wake up from our slumber and comfort zones to fulfill the “Great commission”. God has blessed us with different talent(s)/gift(s), so let us make the best use of it and experience our gift(s) and share our blessings to the people around the nations, some to stay at home and support and some to go in the mission fields. Luke 10:2, Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…”.
Mission is not an options! It’s a mandatory, throughout our Bible Jesus talks about sharing not only the Gospel but also wealth. God give some people more than they need so that they can be tremendous channels of blessing to others. God’s intentions/desires is equity between His people and that is why the early churches had no poverty. Are we simply going to sit in our chair and think about our self, our jobs, future of our children? “Love not the world” says John in his first epistle “neither the things that are in the world”. If any men love the world than the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15-17).
There are thousands of poor and hungry people living in the border of Thai-Myanmar, not only physically hungry but spiritually too. How can we preach the Gospel to a man with an empty stomach? The man will not listen to the Gospel until we give something for the stomach first! When Jesus came, He not fed people’s souls with the Kingdom of heaven and Him as the bread of life, but He filled their stomachs with fish and bread and wine as well. Let’s join our hands together and make the world a better place and a brighter life to live. Today, an average person can live for 70-80 years and within this period of time what can we do for the Lord? What are your resolutions for 2016? We set a list of prayers to God so that God will answer our prayers and make us happy and contended, instead pray: God what can I do for you? Do ordinary things for God than He will do extraordinary things in your life.
Together in Christ