Giving every child an opportunity for a future

Giving every child an opportunity for a future

Little Candles School (LCS) stems from a vision to bring the gospel to the Thai people in the sub-district of Phrao, Chiang Mai. When my wife, Sharon, and I arrived in Phrao as missionaries in 2008 with a heart for church planning, we quickly discovered a means of connecting with the local people through the universal desire for education. We found that many non-Christian Thais readily embraced the idea of a Christian education, even though they were hesitant to join a church.

Counselling isn’t only for crises

Suzanne* and Mark* have been arguing over how he meets his buddies for drinks after work. From her perspective, he is prioritising his friends over her. Suzanne is frustrated about how little they communicate, and suggests that they go for counselling but Mark refuses.

Politics and Christian Missions

On 2 April 2020, Akinyemi O. Alawode published an article “Politics in Christian Missions”1 in which he states that Christian missions and politics each have different goals, and asserts that…

Moving beyond trauma

Family conflict and divorce can be damaging to children. Studies have shown that children with divorced parents are more likely to engage in risky behaviour like alcohol and drug abuse,…

The greening of Missions

You may have read that the world is teetering on the edge of certain extinction and that we are now one minute from midnight on the Doomsday Clock. While the…

Finding hope in a hard place

Following a bad fall at home in May 2020, Mdm Mugiah Binte Karjo experienced a steep decline in her mobility, making her mostly bedbound. The 89-year-old, who was living with…