Walking through the streets of Chiang Mai, the spiritual darkness is palpable everywhere one looks. Spirit houses are constructed on the property of every business and many homes, seeking to worship and appease the ancestral spirits and seek their blessing and protection. Buddhist beliefs and practices permeate the culture; over three hundred Buddhist temples have been constructed within the city of Chiang Mai, as Buddhist monks walk the streets each day collecting gifts of food and money from people who are seeking spiritual favor. Several times a day, activity comes to a stop in honor as the King’s song is played and later as Buddhist chants and calls to empty worship echo through the city.
You can physically feel the darkness in the villages, where parents are quick to offer their own children to work in the cities in exchange for money, often not realizing the life of sex trafficking they have been sold into. Witch doctors dictate the beliefs, practices, and objects the people in the villages will worship, creating a deep trap of darkness around the people with spiritual forces of evil. The majority of people living in the rural villages around Chiang Mai have never heard the name of Jesus and have no knowledge of the true story of God as revealed in the Bible. The small population of professed Christians within Thailand is actually much smaller than the reported 0.69%, as many have been taught a false gospel based on works and an inaccurate understanding of God and His plan of redemption. The small population of genuine followers of Christ have not been properly discipled and equipped to live out their faith in their everyday life.
One can feel overwhelmed and paralyzed with the weight of Thailand’s social and spiritual problems. Fatalism, Buddhism, Pantheism, depravity, brokenness, racial division, trafficking, poverty, disregard for human life… where is hope for Thailand? We believe that ultimately Thailand’s deepest point of need is not a social or economic issue. The deepest need in Thailand is for Thai people to hear of and experience the love of the Father and the redemption and new life offered through Jesus. We believe that God desires His glory and fame to spread across Thailand as Thai people become worshippers of the one True God.
We desire for God's peace and presence to powerfully saturate Northern Thailand through His people.
Our mission is to be a catalytic movement of worshippers of Jesus moving towards maturity in Christ, seeing the expanse of His name, and helping kingdom minded men and women respond to the dreams and visions God is calling them towards.
Thailand is filled with needy people who need to experience the presence and peace that Jesus offers. Not only do we want to recognize this, but we want to boast of our weakness and need of God's power and grace to meet our needs. Therefore, we invite you to pray, to give of your finances and resources, and engage in the mission of making disciples of Jesus in Northern Thailand.
There is great need for others to partner with us with resources and finances to plant Gospel expressions in villages in Northern Thailand.
Please consider being a part of our financial support team!
We are in the process of becoming our own non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Currently our finances are managed by the North Canton Chapel. You can make a tax dedubtible donation online here and select the drop-down for "Gospel Seed Thailand". If you have any questions about your financial contribution feel free to call 330.494.3419.