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Living the Thai Life: Texas students serve in Southeast Asia

David Allen has mixed feelings about the long-term value of short-term missions.
“But this may have been my most meaningful experience with a short-term mission team in all my years on the field,” said Allen, a missionary in Chiang Mai, Thailand, describing a visit by 20 students and six adults from Fort Worth Christian High School in North Richland Hills, Texas.
The reason, Allen said, was  “that this group of students grew closer to the Lord and served in impressive ways during their short time here.”
The students learned about Thai life as they pulled weeds and harvested red peppers in a Thai Christian’s orchard. They joined 11 Thai high school students and cleaned out an illegal trash dump. They played with children in slums, planted coffee alongside members of a ministry that serves opium addicts and helped lay the foundation for a new church building.
“These kids can do great things. We were witnesses,” said Brian Miller, the school’s principal and a coordinator for the trip. “We cannot underestimate the power of a high school student with Jesus. A powerful combo.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, see Fort Worth Christian School’s Thailand blog.

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