At our recent ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) meetings in Basel Switzerland, we welcomed our newest member of the ICOMB family – the Khmu Mission Conference from South East Asia. This past year they had 800 people come to Christ, over 400 baptisms and 24 house churches planted. We desire to learn from their experience of a New Testament church which is bold in witness, prayer and endures persecution.
We are serving this growing church planting movement with leadership training, community development support and providing opportunities for our global family to learn from our Khmu brothers and sisters. Our CLC training center in Northern Thailand includes a home for rural young people who have come to receive a high school education at the nearby school. Many of them have also received Christ and been equipped to share the Gospel with their families and communities.
Our vision of holistic church planting that transforms communities amongst the least reached was what motivated MB Mission to begin working with the Khmu in the early 90’s. We celebrate the many workers who have shared and lived the Gospel amongst the Khmu over the years to see this movement of churches develop and grow!
I’m reminded of Paul’s words “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” (1 Cor. 3:6-7) Thank you for your prayers and financial support for mission to the least reached!
ACTION is our 6-week short-term mission program for participants 17 and over. Following a week of training, they serve for a month in a foreign country and then end with debrief. Check out our website for all of this summer’s ACTION training and outreach sites and pray for these programs.
Khmu church planters hold leadership training conferences almost every month and they are seeing excellent spiritual growth among the many local evangelists. They also provided tangible help to widows and people who are sick as they struggle to make financial ends meet. Donate here.
The Changed Life Center (CLC) provides a safe environment for future leaders to receive discipleship training before returning to their tribal villages to minister. There are a number of urgent needs for improvements and expansions on the facilities. Donate here.
Items For Prayer
Team C4 asks for prayer to finish strong with their language learning and for the many contacts their team has. As they plan to take next steps into ministry, pray that God would open up opportunities to share their faith with new immigrants and disciple new believers.
Pray for our workers in East Asia who are striving to model and build trust in a culture where dishonesty and corruption abound. Pray for them as they train local leaders discipling new believers.