Gospel In A Comic in Thailand
Gospel In A Comic is a ministry that reaches out to little Thai children with evangelistic cartoon booklets. The majority of these children have never met a Christian or had Christian witness.
Our aim is to make disciples of Christ and to help children grow in their Christian faith within Thai churches.
The Good News Team has a yearly project for distributing these cartoon booklets to Thai children through their schools, many of whom have never heard the gospel. Every year, 150,000 new booklets are distributed and up to 1.5 million Thai children were reached through these booklets last year. We also expect at least 10,000 children (mostly Buddhist and some Muslim) to apply for our Bible correspondence lessons after reading the booklets. The booklets are used in school library projects and copies are sent to schools in every province of Thailand. They are particularly sent to remote areas where there is no Christian influence.
US$0.15 to print 1 comic booklet
150 000 comic booklets printed yearly
Reaching more than 1 000 000 children yearly
10 000 children follow up with Bible correspondence lessons
20 million Thai children and youth have not yet heard a meaningful presentation of the gospel. 94% are Buddhist and 4% are from other religious backgrounds. Less than 1% of these young people know Christ as their Savior. Our mission is to make disciples by winning young people to Christ and helping them to grow in their Christian faith within Thai churches.
Recent research among our former students – currently strong Christians within their respective communities – shows that 60% of them first learned about Jesus through one of our booklets in their school.
The project expects at least 10,000 children from pre-believing backgrounds to apply for our Bible correspondence lessons after reading the booklets which are used in school library projects and are sent to schools in remote areas where there is no Christian influence.
MISSION PARTNER / MINISTRY PROFILE
The Good News Team in Thailand was founded in 1978 by Valerie Bateup. Our team consists of passionate lovers of Christ, most of whom are native Thais. It is currently headed by a local Thai Mission Partner.