HIM Thailand held the Life Training #7 seminar for its leaders from 19-21 January. Pastors and leaders from the sixty-odd HIM churches around Thailand gathered in Hatyai. Some travelled by road for 28 hours coming from the churches in the northern part to Hatyai. They were enthusiastic to congregate, learn and serve together.
The topic for this training was “Character” taught by Pastor James Loke, Regional Pastor of Asia 4. The importance of character development in order to accomplish God’s calling or destiny of each leader’s life was highlighted. Pastor James remarked that “God is interested in who we are, not just what we do”, and “Skills alone or giftings without character cannot help us fully reach our God-given destiny”.
There were various workshops including one on intercession in which pastors and leaders interceded for critical issues in Thailand. The goal of 100 churches in 2016 for HIM Thailand was also proclaimed by Pastor Chuchart. It was great to see how the churches served one another and contributed to LT#7, whether it was through the various worship teams bringing the Presence of God, or the many from HIM Hatyai who played hosts right through the day and night.
Written by Paula Vigilante, HIM Chiang Mai