It’s been 5 years since the dreadful Asian tsunami that killed thousands in Thailand, Indonesia, and elsewhere. The rebuilding efforts continue. Our small part of that work focuses in on the Mokken people in southern Thailand. They were left with nothing after the tsunami – their lives destroyed. In reality though, they didn’t have much of anything before the tsunami – a traditional “boat people,” they were not citizens of any country. Looked down upon as less than people by some in Thai society, they were not candidates for much help after the disaster.
God entered the scene and through the efforts of Christians from all over, spearheaded by Campus Crusade for Christ, these people were given new life out of death, new birth out of tragedy. A number of the Mokken people have become Christians. Many have not yet become believers, but the new chance in life that has come at the hands of Christians is undeniable for them. Now that they have been given new homes and boats, a fresh start at life, the ministry to them as really just begun. The work of pastors, evangelists, and missionaries continues – to bring them the ultimate hope and new spiritual life – the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Take a look below at my short time with the Mokken in February: