We are excited to announce our cafe and ministry centre is now open!
Hi everyone, it’s great to be back in Thailand, we spent the last few month in Australia having our first baby! His name is Kit and he has happily settled into Bangkok. We have lots of exciting things coming up including our new café building which we are currently renovating and we plan to launch public services in this café building very soon. Please pray for us and we will keep you updated with all the news.
Genevieve interviews our good friend Turbo, who as a child was sponsored by Compassion. Turbo is a passionate and committed Christian and an active evangelist in our local university. Praise God for great Christian organisations like Compassion.
As you already know we have a vision to start a ministry cafe, so we decided to interview Henry Mononen who has already started a ministry cafe in downtown Bangkok. We talked to Henry about his experiences establishing and leading his cafe, and about his vision and progress so far.
For more information about Henry’s cafe, the Entrance Coffee House and Studio visit their Facebook page.
Our church plant is progressing well. We have recently started Sunday meeting in our house and we hope to launch public service soon. Our monthly gatherings and connect groups are continuing to grow and we are also seeing many open doors at the university. Please keep praying for our church plant.
We are blessed to have an endorsement from Ps Phil Pringle as launch C3 Church Bangkok.
We had an excellent opportunity to go on a three day English camp with our local university. We had a great time getting to know the students and university staff. Of the 90 students who attended we found several who were interested and open to the Gospel. Please pray that we can continue these relationships and share the Gospel with these students and staff.
The first C3 Bangkok gathering was on the 20th of December. We brought together all our connect groups and filled our house with friends, neighbors, university students and lecturers. We preached the Gospel, sung carols, prayed and ate dinner together. It was a great night!
One of our main outreaches is into our local university. We have found English teaching to be an effective way to connect with students, we teach conversational English weekly as well as holding other outreach events.
We would like to thank all our supporters, we could not be here without your generous donations. You are all a huge blessing to us.
We plan to start a cafe and language centre here in Bangkok. The cafe is one of our key strategies for the church plant, it will give us the opportunity to connect with the community, develop relationships and share the Gospel in a more natural way. The cafe will also be used for connect groups, ministry events and evening worship services.
We need to raise $30,000 dollars to establish the cafe, buy equipment, pay staff and rent. We are confident the cafe will be self sustaining and profitable within 6 months. All profit will be used for community development and to establish other cafes in other areas of the city.
Please pray and consider giving to this important ministry.