Global Connections Centre is a business as mission project that runs a cafe and teaches English. Their goal is to facilitate church planting in communities where there are none through making natural connections with the community and creating financial sustainability. They’d prefer to have interns for 6 months or more, but will consider a 3 month commitment.
Kevin and Jeh Sie Chan are the Directors of the Centre. They come from Singapore and Malaysia respectively, but lived in New Zealand for over 10 years before moving to Thailand.
Possible Activities (please note that the details of your daily schedule may vary depending on current ministry needs): You may be involved in teaching English and building relationships with local people, playing board games with students, working in the coffee shop and taking Thai language classes if you are coming for more than 6 months.
Hours (please note this may vary depending on ministry needs): mostly evenings, all day Saturday, possibly other times as needed.
Korat Thailand is a very safe city located about 3.5 hours from Bangkok.
If you’d love to serve this growing ministry please apply for your internship at www.ismsea.com
Hi! My name is Sarah Waldrop and I’m a sophomore nursing major at Cedarville University in Ohio.
I’m going to be interning at Nightlight in 2014 and I’ve never been more excited to see what Christ is going to do! I’ve moved around my whole life, so although I was born in America, I can’t say that I feel most comfortable there. My family has moved around to Panama, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and South Korea, and now my parents have just moved back to Mexico.
I am definitely blessed to have been born into a loving, Christian home, going to church my entire life. I accepted Christ as my savior at a very early age, but looking back, I realize that I didn’t truly have a personal relationship with Christ then. But by His grace He continued to pursue me, and grabbed ahold of my heart when I was in 8th grade. I moved to Seoul, South Korea, my sophomore year of high school, and junior year is when God really moved in my life. I had to go back to America because of a serious illness, and being away from my friends and family for almost a three month period was agony. But it was through that experience that Christ opened my heart and mind to His will, reminding me that He is always by my side, even through difficult times. He reminded me that His plans are always better than my own and through His grace He will carry me through every trial and hardship. It was during that time that Christ truly changed my life, I believe, and He has been leading me on an incredible path ever since!
In my senior year of high school, I went on a missions trip to Thailand with a small group of girls from my school, and we worked with Nightlight and other ministries that aid in bringing women out of prostitution. It was a fantastic week, and I learned so much about what Christ is doing in Thailand through these ministries. Christ placed these ministries on my heart, and last year, while I was at university, He made it so clear to me in so many ways that He wanted me to go back and work with Nightlight. I almost thought it was crazy, I thought that I had my life planned out all the way through college. I was going to get a nursing degree and then go into ministry, but God’s plans are always different than I expect and are always infinitely much better. Through so many amazing ways He opened doors and now I’m really excited to see what He has planned in 2014. I hope and pray that He will use me for His glory, to heal broken hearts and build relationships that point to Him alone!
Since Christ has called me to Nightlight, He has really laid this passage on my heart:
“The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me, because the LORD has appointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;”
– Isaiah 61:1