Over view -
YWAM Thailand asks that all new staff take the first year+ to learn language and culture. We have agreed that the best way to reach the Thai's is by understanding how to communicate with them.
A friend of mine once (wisely) said "The Thai's speak THAI, so to best reach them you will be most successful if you do too."
We are pleased to say that we have "survived" for 2 years as a family in the North of Thailand. We continue to ask for prayers that we may bear fruit that will last.
Boy Scouts of America
We have started a Boy Scout troop which is going very well. We are excited to experience more of what Thailand has to offer thru Scouting. So far, we have been able to Kayak thru the jungles of Chiang Mai, climb 80 foot cliffs in Mae Sai, camp in various locations.
We have grown to 15 young men and 8 adult leaders!
This base works with YWAM's 6 month long - DTS (Discipleship training school) as well as the 9 month long - SBS (school of Biblical studies). Both schools we have vested interest in, for teaching and possibly staffing.
Goto: http://www.ywamthai.org/staff/jon-jennie for more info on our ywam ministry
Our ministry's focus is to make disciples among the student community of Chiang Rai. Helping young Thais grow in their relationships with Christ and with one another, equipping them to serve others with their gifts and talents. We are committed to provide opportunities for discipleship, corporate worship, fellowship and outreach.
I, Jon, gets to coach the student worship team at CRICS as well as teach guitar to high school students. It is an honor to be able to impart what God has given me into these lives. I also get to lead worship at various school, church & YWAM events.