From Buddhism to faith in Christ

 Arm, Thai leader (left), leading 1st ever discipleship group with Tea (top) and Ger (right), both who prayed to receive Christ in January 2018

Arm, Thai leader (left), leading 1st ever discipleship group with Tea (top) and Ger (right), both who prayed to receive Christ in January 2018

Ger is now a 4th-year Mathematics major. He has been around the ministry since he was a freshman. The way in which God broke through in his life reminds us of the gospel being the power of God unto salvation for those who believe. At the same time, it also reminds us of the slow nature of evangelism among those who do not have a Christian background. 

After Christmas, Ger was "making merit" for his grandfather who had just passed away. Traditionally, it is the responsibility of an elder son or grandson to briefly become a monk when a family member dies. It's believed that by doing this, they help the deceased along with their journey to nirvana. 

As Ger was bowing his head during the merit-making ceremony, in that moment he thought: 

"What am I doing? This is not what I believe. This is not right. I believe in the Christian God."

He finished the ceremony but went away thinking, 

"I can't waste my life like this anymore." 

He sought Arm, a Campus Outreach staff guy and told him he wanted to live for Christ.

Now Ger and another student who trusted Christ in January as well, Tea, are in a discipleship group with Arm, a Thai staff leader. This truth of the power of the gospel has been an encouragement to the team in Thailand to continue to proclaim the good news.

Phil Sineath