Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Bangkok as one of the Send the Light to the Cities effort.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
The metro area of Bangkok is where over 14.5 million people live. It has been known as the Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, and Home of the Gods Incarnate.
Considered one of the world’s top destination cities, Bangkok acquired the nickname Sin City of Asia because of the level of sex tourism. Unfortunately, over one million children are estimated to be victims of child labor.
Thailand allows freedom of religion, with much of its population practicing animism, the belief that non-human entities – animals, plants, and inanimate objects – possess a spiritual essence. Buddhism is predominant, and monasteries occupy center stage in the lives of the people.
Christians in Bangkok have prayed for over 70 years for a powerful move of God to happen in their city. Send the Light to the Cities will be a driving force in sharing the gospel and training disciples.
What You Can Do
Pray. There is no substitute for fervent prayer about the millions of people who do not have the light of Christ shining in their lives.
Give. Your donations will meet specific needs for Bangkok to be a lighthouse city. There are people ready to give themselves to this mission. We can send and support, they will go and give. Land and buildings will be purchased or built. Ministers, workers, and ministries will be trained and supported.