More than 25,000 listeners in Thailand are enrolled in our FEBC Bible Correspondence Course, many of whom are prisoners serving years for serious crimes. New Zealand is now funding this ministry with your support.
On-air programmes regularly promote the Bible Correspondence Course (BCC) as an ideal way to learn more about God, Christianity, and eternal life. Around a thousand people enrol each year, and gradually work their way through this 18 lesson Bible study. Some students are Buddhist seekers, and some are young Christians. All are living in the cultural context of Thailand that is thoroughly Buddhist.
Courageous faith grows church in prison.
Many enrolled listeners are serving time in prisons all over Thailand. As a result of the broadcasts and the studies, many of our students come to courageous faith in Jesus, and some are now even leading small group churches inside their jails!
Mr S recently wrote: “We the church of Bang Kwang Prison send our love, encouragement, and peace that we share in the Lord Jesus Christ, to you our teachers and all the FEBC team. May God bless you and your families in 2021.”
Bang Kwang Prison is the notorious ‘death row’ prison near Bangkok also known as ‘the Bangkok Hilton.’
The BCC teaches Biblical essentials of life and reality. This is composed knowing that people in Thailand are taught the Buddhist worldview, that life is a painful and constant cycle of birth and rebirth. That there is no such thing as a ‘self’ or permanent soul, and that the goal of life is to attain ‘emptiness, nothingness’ which is ‘Nirvana.’ Thailand promotes short term Buddhist ordination for all Thai boys and man.
Like the Bible Correspondence Course, FEBC’s daily teaching programmes point people to Jesus Christ for liberty, joy and eternal life. By supporting FEBC New Zealand, you support FEBC Thailand’s ministry through the BCC and radio programmes. Our next plans for the BCC are to launch the course onto a social media platform for easy access by many more young people.
Pastoral staff mark studies and encourage students in their faith.