After Ginger Foss’s home was destroyed by an Oklahoma tornado, she posted a picture on Facebook telling how God has delivered her in the middle of the 200 mph winds. Her post caught the attention of a pastor 8,800 miles away in Thailand. The pastor had met Foss when she had served as a missionary in South Korea, and came to Bangkok to visit other missionaries the pastor supervised. The pastor says reaching out beyond the borders of their country is a concept he and others have been working on for some time, and this was the perfect opportunity to put their faith into practice. He organized a group of churches that collected over $6800 for disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma. The pastor said most Thais grow up being told that they are poor and weak. If they hear that enough, they eventually start believing it. He said, “We tell our churches that it doesn’t matter how much we have. It’s the love in our heart that we are really giving. We are learning to give and follow Christ’s examples of touching the nations beyond our borders.”
Churches in Thailand provide relief for Oklahoma tornado victims—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Thai Baptists minister to U.S. tornado victims, By Susie Rain, http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=40714, Accessed July 12, 2013.
2 Corinthians 9:11-12 (NASB) you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. (12) For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.