My name is Saranya Tongkan also known as Apple. Now I am a servant of God in Lighthouse BP Church and English Resource Corner Ministry. Since the day that God brought me out of the darkness into His great light kingdom, I was very certain that He had an exact purpose in my life to bring good news to people. Before I came to know Christ I was a teenager who spoiled my life with many things. When Christ came to my life and helped me out, changed me and lifted me up. I came to realize that there were so many teenagers in universities who were in need. Therefore, I desired to help the teenagers who were in hopeless as I was. Those teenagers are important for the society when they graduate, they will bring hope, joy and love into the society if they know Christ. God called me to serve Him when I graduated the university in John 21:15-17 “So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep”
God purposely placed me in Thailand and I am very sure that God loves Thai people for He has a plan to use me to bring them the gospel throughout the land. The gospel has been preaching in Thailand for almost a hundred and eighty years but still there is only an almost one percent Christian including catholic and cults. I love Thai people and I desire to see Thai people worship One True God. I desire to be the one to let God use me to build up His kingdom here. There is a few servants here in Thailand to do the harvest. God called me in Matthew 9: 37-38 “Then saith he unto his disciples, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” He shows me that He cares and loves Thai people and encourages me to love and care what He cares and loves.
As a limited human being I am so grateful for your support in Chiang Mai Theological Seminary to broad my mind and expend my skills in service. I thank God that the skills and knowledges that I learn from the seminary can help Payap university to know Christ (as I practically learn how to witness Christ) and my disciples to grow in Christ and be faithful. Also, I myself grow in Christ more and more after attending the seminary. I believe in investing building people up as the pleasing sacrifice. Jesus died for His Church and I will follow His heart to take care of His Church. I have a burden in my heart for Lighthouse BP Church to build the people to be the light as it is said Lighthouse in the community. I also would like to train the members to bring good news to their hometowns and to be great leaders. God speaks with me in 2 Τimothy 2: 2 that He wants to use me to be like the apostle Paul and his disciple, Timothy. God empowers us to multiply the disciples.
Lighthouse BP Church grows more and more now as we serve God for two years started at three persons. Now we have fifteen faithful members and two members commit their lives to serve God after graduation. One will go back to his village We help the students in the English Resource Corner Ministry to know Christ through teaching English to the poor English students. The members of the club is expanding up to thirty students with believers and non-believers.
I truly believe that God will bless us in His ministry. I do believe that God will use me for I desire to be a part of fulfilling His great commission in Matthew 28: 18-20. He will reign and rule in Thailand and people will worship Him in Thailand. The nations will call Thailand by His name. His kingdom will come.
Please pray for Lighthouse BP Church, ERC, Chiang Mai and Thailand that we will be the faithful servants and the revival will come as His waves of mercy.