Our purpose is to:

1. Make the name of Jesus (the owner of Christmas) and the meaning of Christmas known in the area where countless people have not heard of His name but yet celebrate the season of Christmas.

2. To support a local pastor and minister in reaching out to non believers in different settings for example in the school, market, hospital or even in the community near the church.

3. For participants who anticipate or seek to reach out to the Thais to experience a glimpse of mission in Thailand and let God speak to their heart.

Dates Friday, 20th – Friday, 27th December 2019
Apply by Friday, 18 October 2019
Cost £285
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Ministry Details

Most Thai people have heard of Christmas and it's somehow a special season for people to celebrate with with their friends and love ones. Fancy lights and Christmas trees will be decorated in the malls, schools, government buildings, even in some small supermarkets. But the sad truth of Christmas in Thailand is that it seems to be a season of business people making money, people giving gifts, some call it a season of happiness or a season of giving, but they have no idea what the true meaning of Christmas is and why people around the world celebrate it.

All the ministry that the team will be doing is to support the local church to reach out to the community in a special way.

Most of the outreach programme will relate to Christmas.  The team will be going to schools (an elementary-high school) to provide a programme (games, songs, dramas, activities, teaching languages, etc) to bring the meaning of Christmas across to 100+ students in a school.

We will also be visiting patients in he hospital, taking Christmas gifts to them and praying for them.

As well as street/market evangelism to engage with local people through games, songs, dramas, etc

Participant Profile

This outreach is aimed at participants aged 18-40 who don't mind being away from home and family during Christmas time, who would love to share hope in Jesus Christ to people who may not have heard of His name. 

As long as you are open to learn and embrace the differences of beliefs and culture and have a heart that is ready to step out of your comfort zone, you're welcome to join us. It would be great to have participants who can bring a specific skill too such as music, drama, art etc.

Accommodation

You will be staying in basic accommodation. Team will be staying at Dimond Grace church throughout the outreach. You will most likely be sleeping on the floor so please bring a sleeping bag. The church will provide a think mattress and mosquito net. There may not be a water heater available. 

Food

Simple Thai food. Please mention on your application form if you have any food allergies or concerns about food. 

Travel

Air tickets to and from the host country should be paid by the participant.  All other travel during the outreach is covered.  Participants should check the designated dates, airport and time range of your trips to and from Thailand which will be sent to OM UK. 

Health

It will be winter season in Thailand in December 'so please pack appropriate clothes for temperatures around 20-30 degree celsius' ;) 

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa to enter Thailand for less than 30 days.

Notes 

Applicants must be 18 or over.

Price excludes flights, insurance, any possible vaccinations, and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 

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