Behind Thailand’s beautiful beaches, its people’s smiling faces, and the tropical jungles lies a terrible secret: modern day slavery.
In Buddhist culture, women work to support their families so men can earn spiritual merit as monks. Many parents send their daughters to work in cities where the only option is prostitution.
As the country’s natural beauty continues to draw visitors, sexual tourism continues to grow. It’s estimated 60% of tourists visit the Red Light Districts—and 90% of Thai men visit local karaoke bars for the same reason.
Will you share the freedom of Christ with the broken in Thailand?
While in Chiang Mai, Thailand, ministry opportunities include:
Living Missionally: A primarily Buddhist country, every person you meet is likely someone who does not know Christ. Whether in a local restaurant, massage parlor, or shopping at the market, every interaction is an opportunity to share the love of Christ with someone who does not know Him.
Monk Ministry: You might have an opportunity to share the Gospel with Buddhist monks.
Learn and Encourage: You will meet a ministry that works with women who have come out the bars and are seeking restoration. You will learn firsthand the reality of trafficking in Thailand, spend time with these women, and encourage those who have dedicated their lives to fighting modern day slavery.
Bar Ministry: In the evenings you will have the opportunity to sit in a bar and talk with a woman on her break, learning her story and sharing God's love with her.
Kids Ministry: You might have the opportunity to share God's love with children in the local slums, through possible VBS or a child's favorite language: play.
This trip is for you if:
You have a passion for anti-trafficking
You believe in the power of prayer and intercession
You love Thai food
You want to grow in your faith while sharing God's love with others
Human trafficking is one of the largest modern day justice issues in the world. The women of Thailand need to know the truth of their worth and freedom in Christ.
Will you join those working to share freedom in Chiang Mai?
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