YWAM Thailand is committed to expressing the Kingdom of God through training, evangelism and mercy ministries in partnership with local churches and other organizations.
Living the Kingdom, transforming lives, impacting the nations.
The city of Chiang Rai was founded in 1262 by King Mengrai as part of the Lao-Thai-Lanna kingdom and is considerably smaller and quieter than it's city sister of the north, Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is also is also known to tourists as the gateway to the "Golden Triangle". This name comes from the fact that several "opium-warlords" in the border region of Laos-Myanmar (Burma)-Thailand made fortunes from cultivating opium poppies in the 1960s and 70s. As some pockets of opium growth might remain in Thailand, most drug production has shifted across the border and the farmers are now growing other crops, such as tea, coffee and fruit.
Currently, YWAM Thailand has several important ministries up in the Chiang Rai region. Inspite of the intense spiritual darkness that clouds the region, YWAM Thailand has been been taking incredible steps forward in the spiritual realm.
Throughout the years, there have been many significant prophetic words spoken over Chiang Rai and the surrounding area and we believe it is a profoundly strategic area.
YWAM Chiang Rai Vision Statement
To see Christians equipped and sent out into the Chiang Rai region and surrounding nations, helping in the transformation of individuals and communities into the Kingdom of God.
Taken from http://www.ywamthai.org/chiangrai
In December 2007-January 2008, our family got to spend a month in both Cambodia & Thailand.
We returned with yet another team in 2009, wherein after a month in each, we spent an additional 1 month in Bangkok & 4 more in Chiang Rai Thailand. It was during this season where we felt a calling to return long term to Chiang Rai.
TODAY: We have served in Chiang Rai since August 2013, and plan our return on January 12th, 2016.