More than 100 people from six different churches arrived in northern Thailand to celebrate the reopening of the Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College Maetang Center May 10.
At least a dozen pastors attended, each with a choir team. There were also a total of 19 students who are taking part in the next Pastoral Course of Study class being taught by Thailand District Superintendent Tanongsak Pong-oodta.
SEANBC Chancellor Bill Kwon was present for the celebration and brought a message from 2 Timothy 2:2, “… entrusting to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
“This truly set the tone for the reopening of the center as its mission is to train up new leaders, entrusting to them the mission of making Christlike disciples from this generation to the generations to come,” said Samuel Yangmi, a missionary to Thailand.
Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mark Louw also anticipates the impact the reopening will have.
“I’m enthusiastic and optimistic about the future of the church in Thailand, specifically in this instance in northern Thailand as a result of the reopening of the teaching center,” he said.
—Church of the Nazarene Asia-Pacific Region