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Soccer and Salvation in Thailand's Largest Slum

Soccer and Salvation in Thailand's Largest Slum

How Australia native Ash Barker is seeking stability in one incredibly instable Bangkok slum.

In 2008, the world's population silently made the momentous shift from a primarily rural world to a primarily urban world. More people now live in urban areas than in rural ones, and roughly one out of every six people not only lives in an urban area, ...

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Pastor sebunya Godfrey godrosely@yahoo.com

June 12, 2012  9:26am

We wish to be part of this cultivation since we are also leaving in one the slums of Jinja - Uganda. if you can allow us to share how we are going through this, to turn the self - despise to a profitable son of the Almighty God by the power of the mighty Holy Spirit through Christ Jesus.

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John H Quinley Jr

June 11, 2012  3:25am

Started with the old scripture song just now, as I feel really it is all our greatest need in this issue. Agape love is the reason any of us are doing any of these current activities. Yes, John 13:34-35 pretty well wraps it for us all. 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Look forward to praying together more on all this, in Klong Toey, around Bangkok, across Thailand, and spanning the globe. , Mercy Center-Father Joe, UNOH-Ash, Baan Chewit Mai, Jai Samarn Church, Vineyard Church- Pastor Sukit, Ta Rua Church- Pastor Suwat we are by God's grace: brothers and sisters and one.

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June 09, 2012  9:48pm

God bless you, "concerned". And God bless Anji and Ash. A small paraphrase of Philippians 1:18 seems apposite here. "But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether [through this approach or that approach], Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice." Seems like Christ is being incarnated in different ways through those from outside Thailand who choose to lose their lives in Klong Toey and incarnated in the Thai people who find their lives in Klong Toey.

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Filled with Hope

June 09, 2012  9:45pm

Dear concerned, perhaps you are unaware that UNOH and the Barkers actually have significant partnership with the local Thai church in Klong Toey, as well as having Thai people in positions of leadership in their various ministries and projects. Having had the opportunity to walk the narrow alleys of Klong Toey slum alongside the Barkers, it is evident that they have intentionally developed deep relationships with Thais in their slum community. The "Thai" perspective and voice is first sought after and held with the highest regard, while always examined in light of Biblical scripture. Personally, the UNOH community, and their Thai fellow believers, feels very much like the "first century" Acts church community. Additionally, a Thai house church has organically evolved in the slum, with Thai Christians in postions of leadership, as a result of Barkers enfleshing of the Gospel in their neighborhood.

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