Pastor Ponsak has served Bang Khen Baptist Church in Bangkok for 28 years. Chris and Deb Hindal ministered there on Sunday, Nov. 3 while in the area for the IPFBM All-Partners Conference. Chris preached during the morning service, which was followed by Sunday School.
The people enthusiastically entered into worship and attentively listened as the message was translated into the Thai language. Children attending Sunday School use the Regular Baptist Press materials that two young Thai ladies, Grace and Pet, have translated from English into Thai. (Read about their ministry in “Translation, Please” and “Not Lost in Translation.”)
After the service, many people stay for most of the afternoon to practice music or to participate in ESL classes.
The Hindals were richly blessed by the warmth of the Thai congregation. An electrical engineering professor and his wife took Chris and Deb along with Sathish Divakar, executive director of Beacon Baptist Ministries in Bangalore, Karnataka State, India, to an open-air Chinese restaurant for an enjoyable dinner.
Praise God for this strong church in a 95 percent Buddhist culture.