Serving in Thailand
Conrad and Fiona Kwok serve with CBM as the Chinese Ministries Team Leaders in Asia. Based in Thailand, the Kwoks help develop a culture of integral mission in the local churches throughout our network of Chinese Ministry partners – providing strategic support in the areas of leadership formation and community development. Conrad and Fiona work in collaboration with the Bethel Bible Institute (BBI) to provide training for young Chinese church leaders from mainland China, northern Thailand and Burma. Conrad teaches theology and mentors students and young leaders, while Fiona serves in various roles consisting of teaching at BBI, helping with translation of integral mission resources into Chinese and participating in community development projects.
The Kwoks also serve in an itinerant capacity in other parts of Asia, which includes working with a unique and needy people group from China and the Golden Triangle (Burma, Thailand and Laos), an area known as the heroin production and consumption capital of the world. Prior to their CBM appointment, Conrad was the Mandarin pastor at Brampton Chinese Baptist Church and led the work to plant two additional churches. He is a well-known and highly-respected leader in the Chinese church in Canada and served on the Executive Council of the Toronto Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship. Fiona worked as office manager at Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. The Kwoks have two grown children.
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Conrad and Fiona Kwok recently shared of a visit to a region in Myanmar called “LOI MAW”, Northern Shan State, this is the home town of drug king Kun Sha. They shared, "BBI's alumni, Pastor Yu, guided us there; it took about 6 hours by car from the city of Lashio. It was not an easy ride at all, it was even worse than the one we mentioned on our last newsletter. Pastor Yu is of the minority Lishu tribe; his grandfather started to bring the Gospel to this region about 50 years ago, his father continued
Many of our Global Field Staff must deal with recurring issues related to renewing their visas to stay in the countries where they live. Currently, Conrad and Fiona Kwok who serve in Northern Thailand, are still awaiting approval for their visa renewal. This can be an agonizing process, as they seek to fulfil all the requirements needed. Pray that this would not hinder their ministry and that God would continue to give them wisdom on how to best navigate the process. Ask also that God would protect them emotionally and spiritually through this challenging time.
We give thanks to God for the effective ministry of Global Field Staff Conrad and Fiona Kwok in Northern Thailand. Pray that the men and women they mentor and train at the Bethel Bible Institute would be well equipped as they prepare to serve in various communities throughout the region. Pray also that God will continue to give Conrad and Fiona the physical and spiritual strength they require, as they work through the challenging process of obtaining with longer-term visas. MORE FROM THE KWOKS
Pastor Duodu lives in the outskirts of Tachelik, the border city of Myanmar and Thailand. He has been trained by Leprosy Mission to treat leprosy. He has a heart for the remote Lahu villages in Eastern Myanmar.
Dear Partners in Mission, Praise the Lord! It always feels good to write our newsletter to you. We get excited when we recount the many ways God has been at work. Thank you for your continuous support. Praise the Lord! As we are wrapping up our third quarter, we have just received a three-month visa to Thailand, one step forward! Within three months after we arrive back in Thailand, we will have to apply for a long-term work visa through our mission partner! Please continue to pray for it to be a smooth process. We have summed up this
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?“ Roman 10:14 At the beginning of May, Conrad had the opportunity to visit a couple of Lahu villages in Myanmar for 5 days. He went with a Lahu Pastor who has the vision to proclaim the Gospel to 100 Lahu villages in East Myanmar in the next ten years and make disciples for God’s Kingdom. The villages are far and up the mountain, with