Christians preach, sing at Pattaya Praise 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By  Warunya Thongrod

Foreign and Thai Christians celebrated their faith and tried to convert others as they gathered for the four-day Pattaya Praise revival at Bali Hai Pier.

Organized by the Pattaya Christian Club and attended by missionaries and evangelicals from around the world, the ninth annual event featured 20 Christian bands and musicians, free food and children’s talent shows.  It also served to cap a week of charitable activities, including a beach cleanup in Jomtien, grass cutting in Naklua, and making donations to Pattaya School No. 11.

Organizers selected the theme of “Seeking Jesus” for this year’s event, with attendees joining a “prayer walk” from Central Festival Pattaya Beach to Bali Hai Nov. 17, as well as visits to churches.

Among the local participants were the St. Nikolas Church choir and the Pattaya Baptist Church.

A Christian Philippine band plays a concert at Pattaya City Hall.A Christian Philippine band plays a concert at Pattaya City Hall.

Pattaya’s Christian Club committee, organizers of Pattaya Praise 2012, smile after a successful event. Pattaya’s Christian Club committee, organizers of Pattaya Praise 2012, smile after a successful event.

Christians from far and wide traveled to take part in Pattaya Praise 2012.Christians from far and wide traveled to take part in Pattaya Praise 2012.

The children put on a talent show at Bali Hai pier.The children put on a talent show at Bali Hai pier.

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