Chiang Mai is located in the mountainous northern part of Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province and was a former capital of the Kingdom of Lan Na (1296–1768), which became the Kingdom of Chiang Mai, a tributary state of Siam from 1774 to 1899 and finally the seat of a merely ceremonial prince until 1939. It is 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok and is situated amongst the highest mountains in the country. The city sits astride the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River, and has a long history as a spiritual and religious center, but now the light of the Gospel is illuminating a new way of life.
A Bible Education Center in the city serves both native Thai and Burmese across the border in Myanmar.
One such student is Nadia, a Lawa, a minor ethnic group found in Thailand and Myanmar. A wife and mother of two little girls, and a small businessperson, she comes to the BEC in Chiang Mai to increase her understanding of the Bible. Despite growing up as a Christian, she knew very little of its teaching so she’s on a fairly steep learning curve when she sits down for class.
Fieldworkers provide the classroom instruction. Currently in Chiang Mai two young brothers and a
middle-aged sister assist this vital undertaking. (Sis. Ang, Bro. Ebenezer and Bro. Neh Nae together with Mike and Charlotte Bostin from New Zealand and Karen Nutter from Australia help out.).
For the work to continue, Western fieldworkers are needed. If you are able to commit your time, consider volunteering. WCF continues to provide funding for White Fields workers covering travel and living expenses.
Texts about Chiang Mai
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- Bangkok to Chiang Mai Overnight Train
- Exploring Northern Thailand
- 30.04.17 Chiang Mai
- Arriving in Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Chiang Mai, Thailand: Part One (Wat’s Up Tiger Town?)
- Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Feast for the Senses at Tha Phae Walking Street
- the land of smiles
- Fun days in & around Chiang Mai
- Continuing My Thailand Story with Chiang MaiChiang Mai – Shopping Malls, Temples, Flowers, and Monks (Part 1)
- River Sunrise
- Chiang Mai
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Chiang Mai, the most beautiful city in Thailand.
- Chiang Mai Temple Hopping: Wat Phra Singh
- Chiang Mai Temple Hopping: Wat Chedi Luan
- Temple Hopping: The Random Temples of Chiang Mai
- Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai
- Rim Resort Hotel, Chiang Mai
- Chiang Mai Day 1 – The journey there
- Chiang Mai Day 2 – Exploring the neighborhood
- Chiang Mai Day 3 – markets galore
- Chiang Mai Day 4 – a day of rest (for some)
- Chiang Mai Day 5 – Beyond the Walls.
- Photo Post 3: Local Market, Chiang Mai area (Warning: may be too visceral for some viewers.)
- diy travel from vientiane to pai
- Route 1095 (Chiang Mai – Pai)
- Wandering Chiang Mai, Day 1
- Chinese New Year in Chiang Mai
- Wat Day
- Celebrating Songkran in Chiang Mai
- Surviving Songkran
- Reflections; Two Years as Expats
- Our Thailand Itinerary…and how we would have done it differently!
- Fear, excitement, and indecision
- Volunteering at a Thailand Dog Shelter
- A kind Thai lady who sang “Chale Chalo” in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Jasmine Hills Resort and Spa – A Little Piece Of Heaven
- A Week with Giants
- Patara Elephant Farm – Chiang Mai
- Elephant Nature Park – Chiang Mai
- Mud-Bathing With Elephants in Thailand
- CMU back gate foodie guide
- I like Reform Kafe, Chiang Mai
- Chiang Mai Day 6 – Farewell
- Goodbye Thailand!
- Over and out, Chiang Mai