Stories of Thai Christians: Ton

Ton was born into a Christian family. He was full of anger, though, and found himself in trouble often. When he met Jesus, things began to change in him. Here’s his story about how God transformed him from the inside out.

Stories matter. They are the primary means of cultural transference and change in the world. If you want to change someone’s life, tell them a story. In Thailand, Christians are the minority. They often feel isolated, cut off, and rejected by their culture, their friends, and even their families. Being Buddhist is more than a religion in Thailand. It is the Thai religion. For Thais, to accept Jesus as the only way is to turn their backs on being a Thai. In this video series, we wanted to do three things.

1. To share the stories of Thai Christians who found Jesus so that other Thais can find him to.
2. To show that Jesus did not come to make us Westernized Christians. He came to change us and our lives. You can know and follow Jesus and still be Thai. Christian Thais still cherish their culture and love their people.
3. To encourage Thai Christians that they have brothers and sisters all over the nation who have stories just like theirs. They are not alone.

2 thoughts on “Stories of Thai Christians: Ton

  1. tinaf07 says:

    I hope to travel to asia in the near future. I’ learning Chinese and have Chinese friends who are Christian exchange students, I think it’s important for missions to make a bridge between Christians in the states and Europe with our Asian brothers and sisters who’s families and friend need Jesus.

    • ajquinley says:

      Very true, Tina. I’m glad to hear about your intention to go to China. I’ve grown up in Asia and love the people here. I’ve only visited China once, but it was an incredible experience. The beautiful thing that I see happening these days is that Western missionaries have started to pass the baton to their Asian brothers and sisters, who are now venturing even further into the 10/40 window with such fierceness and effectiveness. It gives me great hope for the Asian church.

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