As the rest of the world starts to move on from the pandemic, COVID-19 still impacts the daily lives of migrant workers in northern Thailand. They come primarily from the hill tribes of neighboring countries to Thailand in search of better lives for themselves and their families. They are the backbone of the local construction industry. Their average wage is under $10 a day for almost ten hours of labor per day. These migrant workers are housed in one-room dormitories with communal showers. Some come to northern Thailand alone; others are accompanied by their families.
Covid outbreaks are a regular occurrence here. When a migrant worker tests positive, the entire camp must be quarantined and locked down for at least two weeks. Simply put, no work means no pay. The lack of income alone causes significant hardship on these families who depend on a steady cash flow not only for daily life but also to send back to loved ones in other locations.
But thanks to your generosity, we, along with our Thai friends, are able to serve them by delivering basic necessities such as rice, oil, eggs, vegetables, soap and medicine during these times of great need. This assistance helps build relationships in each camp, enabling Thai Christians to share about the One True God who loves them and can give them hope.
Some camps have believers, and a few have Bible studies, but others have no Christian presence. Nevertheless, these relief projects help provide gospel access among hill tribe peoples from an unreached country working in the urban cities of northern Thailand. Your partnership in this work is reaching not only these men and families but their extended families back in their home country. Thank you for giving to Asian Pacific Health Care Ministries to change lives for Christ through medical mission strategies.
Please prayerfully consider making a gift to support our work. One hundred percent of your gift will be for medical missions in Asia and the Pacific Rim to reach unreached peoples for Christ. Thank you for your faithful partnership.