Zurich/Nan. 199 souls gathered in the northern City of Nan on Sunday 22nd September to experience the serving of Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. The basis for the sermon was on Psalm 126:6. Apostle Fred Wolf and his wife Anna received the blessing on their silver wedding. 25 years they worked together diligently with their son and daughter in our Thailand mission.
Chief Apostle Schneider also ordained new bishops. For the country of Cambodia four Bishops were called into the work. All enjoyed the renditions of the Youth Orchestra delegations from Indonesia and Korea together with the Thai-Youth choir.
Strengthening the brothers
On Saturday the Chief Apostle gathered the Brothers in the ministry for a meeting to strengthen and encourage them. He thanked all for their untiring work in soul care. The main theme of the afternoon was: The fire of the gospel must always be kindled again and again; it shall never be extinguished but always keep burning (see Luke 12:49).
In the evening the local Nan congregation welcomed the Chief Apostle and the many guests for a festive congregational fellowship and great joy was evident.
Today, Monday the journey of the Chief Apostle continues to Australia. On Wednesday and Sunday he will celebrate the Divine Services in Adelaide and Brisbane.
Four years South East Asia
2009 brought a great change in Asia. On 19th January 2009 Chief Apostle Leber served in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. District Apostle Tansahtikno retired. The new Regional Church South East Asia was created and Urs Hebeisen ordained as District Apostle. The district includes Indonesia, Philippines and many other countries of South-East Asia.
Thailand is a very challenging country for Christian missions, the District Apostle Hebeisen states. Thai people are very friendly, not wrong at all it is called “The Land of smiles”. However different traditions and cultural understanding are often hard to understand for foreigners. But still the work will continue, as he says: “Evangelization, we have not given up.”
Please, also click on our website of the New Apostolic Church in Thailand.