Envision, a ministry of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, exists to identify and develop future missional leaders who innovate, establish, and strengthen communities of faith in key urban environments. They do this through short-term trips, internships, leadership development, and ministry resources.
One of their sites is lead by Tou Lee Thou and this summer Citylight U has the great opportunity of partnering with and learning from his team on the ground in Bangkok. For 3 weeks in June a team of 10 students and 2 leaders will be living in the city, loving the people and sharing the gospel with the people of Thailand.
Our mission is 3-fold:
First, we will be partnering with Envision, coming alongside them equipping and encouraging them while engaging the college students at the top university in Bangkok with the gospel.
Secondly, part of our mission will be working with local ministries in the red light district of Bangkok. The world of sex trafficking is one of evil and very little hope and Thailand, being mainly a destination location for trafficking, is one of the worst offending countries in the world. Our desire is to bring the life-liberating hope-filled message of the Gospel to the women and children who are stuck in this life.
Thirdly, our team will be learning from those immersed in ministry, there in Bangkok, as we join with Tou Lee’s team in their mission to draw the Thai people closer to Jesus and mobilize them for missions.
We want to invite you to partner with us in prayer as we prepare our team for this trip physically and spiritually, and emotionally. The physical logistics of a 2-week trip for 12 people to the other side of the world are complicated and expensive. The spiritual battles involved in going to share the Gospel in a country where only about 1% of the people are Christians are huge. And the ability to prepare our hearts and minds to fully focus within a culture so different from our own, putting aside our own expectations, needs, and ideas in order to engage fully with the Thai people, takes much effort. Prayer is our number one need!
We also ask that you would partner with us financially. Our team has been working hard to earn funds and reaching out to those around them and God has provided tremendous resources already however, we are still $10,000 short of covering all of our team’s expenses. If you would like to be a part of this important mission to Thailand through giving you can:
- Give by check: Make the check payable to Citylight Church and write Thailand Mission on the memo line of the check. Please ensure that the address listed on your check is current and either mail it to Citylight Church, 4383 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE 68131 or drop it in the offering box on Sunday morning.
- Give Online at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/Citylightchurch. Choose “Mission – Thailand” in the drop down box in the third section from the top designated for Special Purpose Donations.