We have been missionaries in northern Thailand for nearly two decades, and have just completed serving 8 years of church planting in Muang Na, a Shan village on the border of Myanmar.
We are now working on a field transfer from Thailand to the UK, with the aim of reaching Thai students, professionals and other Thai people living there. There are nearly 50,000 Thais living in the UK, and most are not Christians.
We are eager to evangelize the Thais in the UK urgently.
Although there has been missionary presence in Thailand since the 1500s, out of Thailand's population of 70 million, only 1.2% identify as Christian (National Statistical Office of Thailand, 2015). Since internationals living abroad are more likely to be open to the gospel, it is strategic to reach the Thais in the UK.
We believe that God has uniquely shaped us to fill this role through our experience, language skills, and most importantly, our love for the Thais.
We have set July 2021 as a target date to relocate to the UK to begin this new phase of ministry. We praise God and thank many of you that IN SPITE OF COVID restrictions we saw God raise the extra support needed to be able to start reaching the Thai in the UK!
Please consider praying and giving to help us bring God’s love to the Thais in the UK.
As we speak, God has us located in Bangkok, Thailand helping Thai returnees mostly new Christians coming from 15 different countries. Our UK team is looking at us entering the U.K. as covid travel restrictions are lifted Lord willing this July 2021. Pray!
We are thankful to the many churches and friends who have been faithful in supporting our ministry so generously over the years and/or have pledged to support. We would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org We also have some content on our YouTube channel where you can hear more about what we have seen God do, and what we feel God is leading us to do, Lord willing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57ubrfMab3WbVGV4UBFmpA
Thanks, and God Bless. Rick and Chiang Harris