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Coming Together to Disciple Southeast Asia

The Nungchim family in front of their ministry

“If not for GIS, I don’t know whether my son can ever study due to his learning challenges. Through the Educational Support Division, GIS was the only school that could support him. GIS brought healing, and the teachers treated him like their son. Without GIS, our family would not be here in Thailand doing what God has called us to do.”

These are the words of Grace International School Parent Eisen Nungchim Moyon, who followed God’s calling to serve in Thailand with his wife, Bliss, and son, Jeremy, since 2008. The Nungchims moved from Manipur/Nagaland in Northeast India to begin teaching in Thai schools and serve local Thai churches. During this time, they saw students, teachers, and locals come to know Christ. There was a Thai friend and a lady who was deeply touched, transformed and is now serving God faithfully. A Japanese elderly lady received one year of personal Bible study every week and got baptized in March 2023. A Filipino co-teacher who, after giving her life to Christ, went on to host a Bible study in her apartment! From 2014 to 2018, Nungchims, in collaboration with the Local Media (Divine Communications), broadcast Christian messages every Sunday evening on a national Thai TV station. Viewers called for prayers and the team had the opportunity to pray with some of them at their homes.

Currently, the Nungchims’ focus is on training and equipping local Christian workers. In January 2024, they started the Equipping Center for Christian Workers (ECCW) to train and disciple Christian workers in Thailand and neighboring countries. “The Lord so graciously provided a place with suitable facilities for us. It’s amazing how the Lord prepared everything, and now the trainees from far-flung areas can stay at the dormitory during the training,” Eisen says with a smile. A four-month course is currently being held at the center, focusing on discipleship and developing a deeper relationship with God through studying God’s word and daily prayer life. “Many teaching faculties are GIS parents, like Rob Rugloski, Peter Sharp, Matt Mowad, and other guest speakers. Academically, we focus on Doctrine, Christian Education, O.T and N.T Survey, and English. Our trainees are mostly pastors and elders from tribal backgrounds and students from Myanmar. It’s amazing how God has enabled this ministry to take off through the help of the GIS community. Our ministry wouldn’t have come this far without GIS.” With the first training session ending in May 2024, the team is looking forward to starting the next training in August 2024, organizing the training twice annually.

Grace International School exists to enable families to serve, equip students, and cultivate a caring community. By equipping their son spiritually and academically, Eisen and his wife could disciple Christian workers in Southeast Asia together with the Christian community that GIS has cultivated.