T s u na m i ! A Mustard Seed Ministry Production (2005)
On December 26, 2004 an earthquake with a magnitude Of above 8.0 on the richter scale struck below The Indian Ocean. Two to three hours later a deadly wave hit The seashores of Africa and Asia, up to 30 or more feet high In some places. Persons frolicking on the beach were immediately Engulfed by the massive ripcurl. Persons inland for miles felt The force of the powerful tidal wave. Buildings were crushed In the path of the water. Cars were crumpled like tin foil. Walls were flattened. Boats were carried inland some of them Landing on top of houses. Corpses Were found everywhere. Day by day the death toll increased And is most recently up to 170,000. This was the most devastating Natural disaster in living memory; beyond comparison .
I arrived in Thailand shortly after New Years Day. Beyond solely disaster relief, I am an evangelist And used the opportunity to tell the Good News While doing so in a sensitive manner given the Circumstances. In fact, the circumstances provided The context for giving comfort and prayer. This Was not a “be-happy” evangelical crusade, but A comforting, faith-driven, relational point-of-contact. I provided water and Bibles, prayer and comfort. Not I, but God through me. And I was given a look at a Country that is almost completely void of steeples And crosses that you take for granted in a country like The U.S.A. There were virtually no Christian churches. This is a country of temples & mosques. The people Are peaceful, and seemingly content; but there is A void waiting to be filled.
Below you will see some of what I saw; but for a closer look, see the video: “ Tsunami Relief for Christ!”
A Mighty Duck Music Heard on 102.25 FM Radio, Thailand Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
One of the check-in Gals at Korean Air Thailand & Buddhist Architecture An Islamic Exception Music Heard 90.75 fm in Prachuap Kirikan, Thailand Radio Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
Some of the gods and goddesses Of Buddhism Music Heard on 100 fm Near Chumphon, Thailand Radio Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
I came upon this temple during A ‘festival’ period (10 days of Worship at 4:00 a.m. returning From tsunami relief. They Were actively worshipping at The temple. The temple leaders Gave me a tour of this large Temple complex (only a part Of which is shown here; it was Too dark to take clear pictures) And I witnessed to them upon Departure handing the three Leaders a New Testament Bible Thailand & Buddhist Architecture See the Person bowing Down to the golden image Music Heard on 100.5 Fm, Near Ranong, Thailand Radio Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
Thailand/Buddhist Architecture One of the Many Orange- Clad Monks One of the Wild Monkeys Click on Speaker For Alternative Music Music Heard on 106.75 fm, Thailand Radio
More of the gods and goddesses Of Buddhism Music Heard on 94.25 fm in Chumphon, Thailand Radio Heard on 102.25 fm At 243 pm Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
Piles & Piles Of Coconuts Music Heard on 107.25, Chumphon, Thailand Radio Heard on 90.75 fm As we approached Prachuap Kirikan, Thailand at 11:55 am Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
Caskets The missing Corpse Photo Some places right next to Destroyed areasdidn’t get touched At all. It seems to have something To do with the shore bed A Barely Standing Building Heard on 100 fm Near Chumphon, Thailand Click on Speaker For Alternative Music News Heard on Thailand Radio, 90.5 Fm Near Phuket
Pile of Rubble Destroyed Cars Toppled Statue A Kid Helping Out A Destroyed Boat Music Heard on 100.25 fm, Thailand Radio Heard on 100.5 Fm as we approached Ranong, Thailand at 3:40 a.m on 1/7/04 Click on Speaker For Alternative Music
Mattresses from a Destroyed Hotel at Patong Beach in Phuket (fooket) Music Heard on 104.75 fm, Thailand Radio Click on Speaker For Alternative Music