Lately I have been thinking about how I will be entering a new culture and how important it will be to have an attitude of a student. A student of Christ, the people, the culture, the Thai church and of older wiser missionaries. When Christ came to this earth he became the word in flesh, he is/was fully human and used human words,did human things why? so that people could have a relationship with him. If we as missionaries are going into another culture we need to become as much a part of that culture as we can. Why? So that people can have a relationship with us and in turn be introduced to Christ in a way they can understand. Not just changing a track from English to Thai but knowing how to minister to them in a way that make sense and is natural. NOTE TO SELF: Experiencing Jesus does not have to be done through Hillsong United songs, Piper, Francis or C.J. Mahaney sermons. It might be ways that I have experience Christ in this culture but its not the answer for every culture. I pray against my american (not biblical) understandings and baggage that I am inevitably bring with me to Thailand.
Please Join me!
1. That I would trust in the HOLY SPIRIT!
2. That I would LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN
1. That I would be a student of the Thai people and culture.
2. That God would humble me when I need it.
3. That I would share Christ in a way that the Thai people would understand.