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Ministry Highlight: Thailand

thailand-facts We began our ministry in Thailand in 1970, when the Child Sponsorship Program was started. In 2002 the Leadership Development Program began, and the Child Survival Program followed in 2007.

After 40 years of ministry in Thailand, our ministry is now well known by the majority of evangelical churches in the country.

Country Director of Thailand

Sanya Ladaphongpattana joined our ministry in Thailand as a Program Coordinator and was later appointed Country Director.

Prior to coming to our ministy, he was a lecturer at Bangkok Institute of Theology and taught Sociology of Religion; he also served at many local churches and ministries.

Sanya holds a Masters of Comparative Religion from Mahidol University.

He also studied church management, missions and social studies at Selly Oak in the United Kingdom, and community development at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Implementing Church Partners

Implementing Church Partners are local churches in Thailand with whom we work to deliver child development and ministry in the field.

Child Survival Program

Child Development Through Sponsorship

Your sponsorship of a child in Thailand provides a variety of benefits.

Children go to school from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays, so we conduct project activities on weekends.

Leadership Development Program

Complementary Interventions

Our core child sponsorship program, while comprehensive, does not address all obstacles to a child’s healthy development. The Complementary Interventions program was created to work with our holistic child development model to provide additional services, such as our AIDS Initiative, Bibles for all children, disaster relief and water projects.

Some of the Complementary Interventions we offer in Thailand are:

Highly Vulnerable Children

Most of our Highly Vulnerable Children needs in Thailand fall into the category of “care reinforcement.” We plan to provide activities such as micro-enterprise and income-generating projects for children and their caregivers.