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  Thailand 
Description
Known as Siam until 1931, Thailand is at the heart of the Indochinese peninsula. The Thai people, believed to have arrived from southwest China about a thousand years ago, are the only ones in southeast Asia never colonized by a European power. Although foreign missionaries were accepted in the beginning, local people now feel that Christianity is for Europeans, but not for Thais. Even so, nationals are more fruitful in witness. Education is the best tool in a Buddhist country, and the church's two academies average 100 baptisms annually. ADRA provides water, opium rehabilitation programs, AIDS awareness, and agriculture and small enterprise development. Changmai Adventist Academy students have taken the message into surrounding villages, establishing a church and two small groups.
Adventist Statistics (as of 2011)
Members:
12,551

Year Entered:

 1919
Annual Growth Rate:
3.9%
Population:
66,148
Churches:
42
Decadal Growth Rate:
14.9%
Population
per Member:
5
Ordained Ministers:
36
 

 

Organizational Links
Division:

SSD

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Directory Entries: CONGREGATIONS (9) EDUCATION (5) MEDICAL (2)
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