Jia Jun is a young man who lives in an impoverished village in Chiang Rai province, Thailand’s northernmost province, which borders Laos and Myanmar to form what is called the Golden Triangle.
His calling to become a pastor and serve God’s people led him to serve at a small church, ministering to the Akha minority tribe who live in small villages at higher elevations. Though his conviction to full-time ministry, to proclaim the gospel and minister to the community remains steadfast, he earns roughly $200 a month, while other pastors in the area earn up to twice as much. Meeting even basic needs can be a challenge.
But where God calls, He provides. Jun now receives financial and professional support through CBM, and has since opened a children’s Sunday school and provides weekly visitations for church members. He also receives coaching and mentoring support from CBM Field Staff, Conrad and Fiona Kwok, which helps equip Jun to teach and lead his congregation to share the gospel in their own village, and surrounding ones as well.
God’s gift of provision through CBM impacts not only Jun, but his ministry and community as well. The measure of that impact will only continue to grow!