Living Water at Festival in Thailand
Of all the festivals celebrated in Thailand, Songkran is considered the most significant. It is a time to celebrate Thai New Year with family ceremonies and “blessing” one another with water. In Chiang Mai, this tradition has turned into the country's biggest city-wide water fight, attracting visitors from around the world. This super wet shindig takes place around the city's moat and lasts for 3 days!
Create International, a ministry of Youth With A Mission, joined in the fun this year. Staff and students hit the streets armed with buckets and water guns. What's more, around their necks they had also hung bunches of Create's Northern Thai evangelistic DVDs to give away. They had a blast, “blessing” the Thais with water and then offering them the water of life, who is Jesus, in a way they understand. Over one thousand DVDs were distributed over the 3 days!
Pray that everyone who received a DVD will watch the films -- made for and by their people -- and share them with friends and family. Pray that the Lord will reap a harvest from these Gospel seeds and receive much glory from the Northern Thai people!