Bangkok/Zürich Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, the international leader of the New Apostolic Church, has begun his long-planned Southeast Asia Travel. On Thursday, the journey began with a flight to Bangkok, where he arrived early Friday morning. The relevant District Apostle Urs Hebeisen reported that the guests from Europe had well arrived. The congregations expect a special weekend.
Fred Wolf is apostle of the New Apostolic Church in Thailand. He will accompany the Church leader during his trip in Thailand. All congregations are in high anticipation, he says. "Even if the number of church members is only a few hundred, the chief apostle comes to us!" 40 years the New Apostolic Church works in the country.
District Apostle Hebeisen greeted the distinguished guest from Europe with a welcome message with the words of Isaiah 61:11: "For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all nations".
Divine service in Nan
On this Saturday the chief apostle and his companions will travel to Nan in the north. There is the oldest congregation in Thailand, which, interestingly, is the result of an original leper colony. Small groups of brothers and sisters from all over Southeast Asia are expected to the divine service. District Apostle Hebeisen estimates that the festival community is made up of around 20 different nationalities. "AMAZING THAILAND" - this slogan is also a well-known Thai fitting headline for this weekend, because - Urs Hebeisen: "Amazing is also the meeting with the Chief Apostle."
Pentecost divine service was broadcast
Many community members are aware of the new chief apostle, who received his high office in Pentecost divine service from a pic. The divine service from Hamburg has been transmitted over the Internet connection to Thailand. 100 congregations in Asia were delighted with excellent picture and sound transmission. In Thailand were the congregations in Bangkok, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai.
40 Years church in Thailand
The 40-year-old work of the New Apostolic Church in 12 minutes - a video clip on YouTube makes it possible: www.youtube.com/watch