A visit to a Thai Youth Detention Center

Thai Detention Center

A short-term missions team recently travelled to the Buddhist nation of Thailand. As part of the trip, the team visited two detention centers for youths. Altogether, they interacted with about 300 teenagers—most of whom were boys, plus a handful of girls.

The team sang songs, played games and performed a skit about Jesus to an audience who had almost no knowledge of the BIble. The team explained briefly who Jesus was, how he was crucified, and how he gained victory over sin and death. Despite the stares of the other youths, two teens responded by saying they wanted to put their trust in Jesus as their Saviour.

As for the rest of the young people, they were given further opportunity to learn about God. The missions team handed out copies of the Thai Bible as well as copies of the Thai edition of By This Name. Pray with us that these youths will take time to read the book and come to know who Jesus is, and what he accomplished on the cross for them. Pray they will put their trust in him as their Saviour. As for the two youths who responded, pray that By This Name will give them a solid understanding of God.

Thai Detention Center

 

Thai Detention Center

 

 

Author: Amos Kwok

Curriculum development manager at the international office.