Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thailand Bethel tour

We have arrived to Pattaya! (Well on Monday  we arrived.. We have since experienced two fun n eventful service days ) 

But back to our Monday:
We had a very nice day, started off with an hour drive in a private bus which was surprisingly comfy/luxurious  and most importantly fit all 8 of us and all the luggage!:) 

Party bus! 

We drove an hour and arrived to the bethel home... It's very small (compared to any of the New York bethel homes) Where we had a nice tour by Erin. Who juli has been in contact with over email. Erin and her husband have now have been here 1 year. Russ and Erin's story.. Were Circuit work in the states,  then invited to gilead, then assigned to Thailand and now been  In bethel and their assignment one year.. In thai Congregation g. Which they have been learning since they arrived. A very nice and encouraging couple:) They Encouraged that the need for now and the next few years will be Thai language , you will see why there is need in the facts part of this post . 


Thailand  Jehovah witness Facts :

Publishers in Thailand : 3,836
(Included in that # is 1,100 need greaters so about only 2,700 natives) 

Country population: 70 million 

Congregations in whole country :92
Bangkok population: 17 million 
Congregations in Bangkok: 6 

Can u see the need now?  
{this is reason why kit+ Juli and Mike n Kenzie picked Thailand}

# in the Bethel family: 70
and some commuter bethelites

Bethel family property pets: only 1 dog left of 4 (as 3 died in last year from snake attacks) reason for pets is that  Boas and cobras are commonly found... snakes don't like activity so dogs help keep em away, but sometimes become they meal :/ 

Bangkok city metro project , where the brothers set up displays and literature in metropolitan areas.. In the test run 1,000 magazines were placed in 1 hour! Isn't that so neat! 

since many are so new to the truth .. They do not know the history of the witnesses in Thailand. So the bethel has many beautiful displays explaining and   showing the history. A nice way for visitors and the brothers to see the growth in Thailand. 

There are many languages also in Thai n tribes up in north these are some pics showing them and then little maps showing where in Thailand they can be found. 


**Please remember to check out the group blog at: www.allabahtthailand.blogspot.com 

**Also if you would like to comment but are having trouble.. Post comment as "Anonymous" , and include you name(first and last) in comment portion, so we know who u are :)


  1. So wonderful to know you've picked a place that has such a great need for help. I am so proud of all of you! May Jehovah bless your hard work over there. And I loved the Bethel pictures -- especially the group shot. You all look amazing! Special hugs to Mike, Mackenzie, Mikey and Sam -- love you guys! :-)

  2. That last comment was from Deborah Stone, Petaluma East -- sorry I forgot to add my name... :-(

    1. hi chula en Rafa, que felices se miran,disfruten el calorcito,ok por aca un poco de todo .

  3. hi lizette how are u guys well by the pics i can tell that u guys r having fun we mis u guys its michelle hernandez

  4. Hi guys!! We are LOVING hearing about you trip! Hearing about the publisher to population ratio makes us want to pack up our bags and head out! We are so happy you all can be there to help. Thanks for the great posts....they are hilarious, entertaining and encouraging all at the same time :)
    Love, Levi and Hanna