Thursday, May 03, 2007

Up to 1700 Delegates!

Baptists from 27 countries all over Asia gathered to celebrate the 7th Asian Baptist Congress with this year’s theme “Jesus Cares!” in Chiang Mai, Thailand. About 1,700
delegates registered to take up the challenge of bringing Jesus’ love and care to the diverse cultures and peoples of Asia.

India tops with the largest number of delegates in this conference, followed by Thailand with 371 registered people. According to Rev. Poonsook Setsoponkul, Committee on Local Arrangement (COLA), being the host country it is but natural and convenient for the Thai Baptists to support this event. On the other hand, Rev. M. San Maung from Myanmar Baptist Convention said that they were able to send delegates because of Thailand’s accessibility in terms of its location.

Myanmar has a total of 181 enthusiasts ready to give their support. The Congress is expecting the 1,700 delegates to come within the day. We are expectant of God’s goodness and greatness in the upcoming days! Welcome everyone to the 7th Asian Baptist Congress. Indeed, Jesus Cares!

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