• Mr. Kim Goes to Church

    October 21, 2018

    News & Stories

    To be Thai is to be Buddhist. Attending a Christian church service is a big step outside the cultural norm.

  • Buddhist Preschool Opens Doors to Evangelism

    October 7, 2018

    News & Stories

    A unique opportunity arises when an Alliance international worker follows the Lord’s leading to a Buddhist preschool.

  • Prayer is Primary

    Sept/Oct 2018

    Alliance Life

    Prayer requests from Alliance workers around the world

  • “The Kingdom of Heaven Belongs to Such as These”

    April 16, 2018

    News & Stories

    Alliance workers often have only a small window of time to minister to those who cross their paths—including the children God entrusts to them.

  • Freedom through Surrender to Jesus

    March 28, 2018

    News & Stories

    “Before, my life was full of worry; now I’m a child of God!”

  • Our Competent God

    Jan/Feb 2018

    Alliance Life

    Take a minute and picture yourself as a new missionary. You have spent the last few years preparing yourself for […]

  • True Peace

    Nov/Dec 2017

    Alliance Life

    God’s pursuit at a Thai noodle shop

  • Moms’ Outreach Draws Unchurched Women

    October 29, 2017

    News & Stories

    One of the guests, who had never been to church before, has since come to faith in Christ.

  • Priceless Faith

    August 10, 2017

    News & Stories

    Because of the discipleship of an older Thai woman, a boy has come to faith in Christ and begun softening his grandparents’ hearts toward the gospel.

  • From Sweat Shop to Sweet Service

    March 10, 2017

    News & Stories

    God works in marvelous ways in the lives of His people.

  • In Memoriam: Philip Lee Skellie

    March 1, 2017

    News & Stories

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

  • Prayer is Primary

    Mar/Apr 2017

    Alliance Life

    West Africa Last fall, in partnership with a group from Crosspoint Community Church in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, our team traveled to […]

  • De La Nada a Lo Perfecto

    January 23, 2017


    Un estudiante en París, Francia, explica la manera en que la arquitectura y la comunidad cristiana le dieron pasión y gozo en medio de su desolación.

  • From Nothing to Everything

    January 23, 2017


    A student in Paris, France, explains how architecture and Christian community brought him passion and joy in the midst of his emptiness.

  • The True Meaning of Christmas

    December 21, 2016

    News & Stories

    Bale, celebrating her first Christmas this year as a believer, was headed down a dark path when she met an Alliance international worker.

  • 8 Photos of Christmas Around the World

    December 21, 2016

    News & Stories

    See how Christ’s birth is celebrated in various Alliance fields around the world.

  • Prayer Thwarts a Demonic Ceremony

    November 25, 2016

    News & Stories

    When Ed arrived at Nun’s shop, he felt a dark presence.

  • John Stumbo Video Blog No. 40

    November 11, 2016


    Enjoy the latest video blog from President John Stumbo, filmed at last month’s Quadrennial Convocation of the Alliance World Fellowship in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Future Generations

    November 8, 2016

    News & Stories

    How the first C&MA workers in Thailand paved the way for the ministry of today

  • True Mercy

    Nov/Dec 2016

    Alliance Life

    The C&MA has a rich legacy of ministry among the disenfranchised. From our founder’s outreach to immigrants in New York […]

  • Caring for Migrant Workers in Taiwan

    Nov/Dec 2016

    Alliance Life

    C&MA International Ministries assigned us to serve in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As we began to minister among the Vietnamese diaspora, we […]

  • Delivered!

    September 2, 2016

    News & Stories

    Sunun knew he would die if Jesus did not deliver him from his addiction.

  • Crushing Lies

    Sept/Oct 2016

    Alliance Life

    My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together […]

  • A Wayward Brother Meets Jesus

    June 22, 2016

    News & Stories

    When Nok was reunited with her dying brother, she longed to introduce him to Jesus.

  • Tragedy in Thailand

    May 27, 2016

    News & Stories

    A huge fire caused the death of 17 children in a Christian dorm in Wiang Pa Pao.

  • Narnia Movies Plant Seed of Faith

    April 18, 2016

    News & Stories

    When Bale was a young child, the Narnia movies planted the seed of the gospel in her heart. But now, she was heading down a dangerous road.

  • Short-Term Missions: Opportunities and Challenges

    April 15, 2016

    News & Stories

    More than 1,000 patients received treatment during a medical outreach by a short-term Alliance team.

  • Ready or Not!

    February 14, 2016

    News & Stories

    If we wait until we are “ready,” we’ll never step out in faith.

  • Not Santa’s Birthday

    January 27, 2016

    News & Stories

    Thai children and their parents learn the true meaning of Christmas.

  • They Met Jesus

    January 1, 2016

    News & Stories

    My neighbors ask, “How can you go to church? Aren’t you Buddhist?”

  • Difficult Journey Leads to Blessed Life

    April 9, 2015

    News & Stories

    We avoided soldiers by hiding under bushes or behind large trees.

  • Alliance Worker Recovering from Van Accident

    October 10, 2014

    News & Stories

    The van began to fishtail. I remember praying as I felt the van start to roll, “Jesus, save us!”

  • Choosing the Kingdom of Light

    July 26, 2014

    News & Stories

    They are probably the only Christians in this village. They will be watched . . .

  • Noodle Shop Encounter Leads to Salvation

    June 5, 2014

    News & Stories

    There were tears in Preecha’s eyes as he watched Anne’s baptism. “I want to be baptized next,” he said.

  • Searching for Truth

    March 13, 2014

    News & Stories

    Ann said in tears, “Jesus could come even to me, such a sinner?”

  • No Longer Alone

    February 3, 2014

    News & Stories

    Before Wipawee was born, her biological father abandoned her mother to an uncertain future.

  • Thai School Children Learn about Jesus

    January 14, 2014

    News & Stories

    In a country that is less than 1 percent Christian, 800 children heard the gospel during a Christmas outreach.

  • No Appointment Necessary

    October 23, 2013

    News & Stories

    Since their parents don’t mind, the neighborhood kids feel free to come to our ministry center at anytime.

  • Small Things with LOVE

    October 17, 2013

    News & Stories

    God is teaching me to do small things with great love. I joined a little Alliance church and began mentoring a refugee family in my own city.

  • Second Chance

    May 22, 2013

    News & Stories

    Pet wanted us to go again in hopes that she would be more receptive this time.

  • No Turning Back

    March 8, 2013

    News & Stories

    Believers risk opposition from family to follow Jesus.

  • “Real Ministry” for Thai Children

    August 16, 2012

    News & Stories

    What we love about these and other short-term teams is that real ministry happens. God arranges just the right people at just the right time.

  • An Unexpected Gift

    August 16, 2012

    News & Stories

    When a university student in Bangkok visits a coffee shop, she receives far more than a cup of java.

  • The Jesus Gang

    August 6, 2012

    News & Stories

    Nong Yiw is now in fifth grade, but his “gang” includes kids of all ages. He wants his friends to know about Jesus, especially after what happened to Nong Dan.

  • Teen Challenges

    August 6, 2012

    News & Stories

    Ploy decided to tell her 50 classmates about Jesus as part of a school assignment. The pastor and his wife were more than happy to help. But Ploy’s parents were angry that she wanted to leave her ancestors’ faith.

  • Alliance Workers Invited to Teach in Local School

    February 7, 2012

    News & Stories

    In Thailand, a local school has asked a Thai pastor to help with assemblies to improve the students’ English language […]

  • From Prison to Praise

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    Friends of Isaan in Thailand is a GCF-supported Alliance church-planting initiative among the largely unreached Isaan people of northeast Thailand. […]

  • Disaster Opens Door to Ministry Opportunity

    December 6, 2011

    News & Stories

    “Hundreds of cars were parked along elevated highways to escape the floods. People barricaded homes and businesses with sandbags or cinder blocks to keep the waters out,” write Ed and Sue Danneker. But the floods that ravaged Thailand have opened doors to a new ministry opportunity.

  • Thailand Field Overview

    December 1, 2011


    Thailand is filled with people who are spiritually hungry and seeking favor from spiritual powers. In some areas there is no Christian presence. Alliance international workers believe the most effective way to reach the Thai people is through national believers, with whom they partner to plant churches.

  • Thailand Field Overview (Español)

    November 21, 2011


    Thailand is filled with people who are spiritually hungry and seeking favor from spiritual powers. In some areas there is no Christian presence. Alliance international workers believe the most effective way to reach the Thai people is through national believers, with whom they partner to plant churches.

  • Update: Southeast Asia Flooding

    October 31, 2011

    News & Stories

    “Several of our churches and members’ homes have water up to the top of their first floor,” reports an Alliance worker in Thailand. In Cambodia, there have been more than 200 flood-related deaths, and 13 percent of this year’s rice crop appears to be lost in the flooding that has hit Southeast Asia.

  • "Manna" from Heaven

    July 15, 2011

    News & Stories

    EQ and Jaeng were devastated when the doctor informed them that their unborn baby would be born deformed with many physical problems. He also told them that they would probably never have a healthy child together and advised them to abort. Read more. . .

  • Back to School

    August 3, 2010

    News & Stories

    At a time when believers in the United States are often discouraged from speaking openly about their faith in public […]

  • Development Center Burglarized

    June 21, 2010

    News & Stories

    TEAM Isaan’s Development Center was burglarized earlier this month, according to C&MA workers Jon and Joy Chase. The couple, who serve with TEAM Isaan—an Alliance church-planting initiative in northeast Thailand—had just taken up residence in the center, where they serve as on-site managers.

  • Violence Erupts in Thailand

    May 19, 2010

    News & Stories

    About 5,000 protesters remained on the streets in downtown Bangkok despite a government deadline to evacuate the area. The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Thailand, advising American citizens to defer all travel to Bangkok. Read about how Alliance missionaries are faring amid this tumultuous situation.

  • The Shadow of the Cross

    May 14, 2010

    News & Stories

    Editor’s Note: On November 4, 2009, Asia Pacific Regional Director Richard Herring and Mongolia Field Director Pieter Theron were seriously injured in a freak elephant accident. The following is an excerpt from Richard’s April 29, 2010, chapel message at the U.S. C&MA National Office. Read about God’s faithfulness in the midst of this ordeal.

  • Let the Children Come

    April 16, 2010

    News & Stories

    “The greatest evangelical window currently available is among young children,” George Barna says. “If Jesus is not already part of their lives by the time they leave junior high school, the chances of them accepting Him as their Lord and Savior [are] very slim.” Read about how The Alliance is reaching children with the gospel.

  • Splashing in the New Year

    April 14, 2010

    News & Stories

    This week is Songkran, which is the Thai New Year. During this time, the Thai typically return home to their villages to celebrate with their families by having the world’s largest water fight. It is a festive time but also a dangerous time. Read how you can pray for the people of Thailand.

  • Free at Last!

    April 8, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Kathy Sappia, serving in Thailand with Team Isaan Editor’s Note: Team Isaan is an Alliance church-planting movement among the […]

  • His Truth Is Spreading!

    March 17, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Kathy Sappia, serving in Thailand with Team Isaan Editor’s Note: Team Isaan, an Alliance church-planting initiative among the Isaan […]

  • An Unexpected Blessing

    February 8, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Ed and Sue Danneker, serving in Thailand Our church’s next-door neighbor, Nee, has been on the hearts of all […]

  • Team Isaan: God's Light in a Dark Place

    February 2, 2010

    News & Stories

    Editor’s Note: Team Isaan is an Alliance church-planting initiative among the largely unreached Isaan people of northeast Thailand. The Alliance […]

  • Update on Richard Herring and Pieter Theron

    January 22, 2010

    News & Stories

    The Alliance family praises God for the continued recovery of Asia Pacific Regional Director Richard Herring and Mongolia Field Director […]

  • VBS Students Find New Life in Christ

    November 3, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Ed and Sue Danneker, serving in Thailand Praise God for the eight children who joined us each day for […]

  • Padang Earthquake Report

    October 13, 2009

    News & Stories

    The following report comes from a field worker on the ground in Indonesia. It was originally dated October 6, 2009.

  • Finding Jesus Behind Bars

    October 1, 2009

    News & Stories

    By TEAM Isaan Editor’s Note: Team Isaan, a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, has a vision for an […]

  • A "Nhu" Life

    September 4, 2009

    News & Stories

    “For I  know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “Plans for peace and not for evil, to […]

  • Homegoing of Former Alliance Missionary

    September 3, 2009

    News & Stories

    Rev. Donald McCartney Taylor, former C&MA missionary (1961-1974), entered the Lord’s presence on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, in Kissimmee, Florida. […]

  • Thai Prison Ministry Reaps Bountiful Harvest

    August 7, 2009

    News & Stories

    Editor’s Note: TEAM Isaan is an Alliance church-planting initiative among the Isaan people, a largely unreached group in northeast Thailand. […]

  • Alliance Leaders Play Key Roles in Evangelism Congress

    May 14, 2009

    News & Stories

    Editor’s note: The Thailand Congress on Evangelism exists to glorify God by facilitating the establishment of a viable and indigenous […]

  • A Resounding YES to Jesus!

    May 13, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Ed and Sue Danneker, serving in Thailand Editor’s note: Excerpts from one of the Dannekers’ newsletters describe their dynamic […]

  • Alliance Missionaries Safe Following Protests

    April 13, 2009

    News & Stories

    Alliance missionaries are safe after a state of emergency was declared in Bangkok and surrounding provinces following anti-government protests. Thai […]

  • Homegoing for Retired Missionary

    February 4, 2009

    News & Stories

    Miss Stella M. Ratzloff, retired missionary to Thailand, entered into the presence of the Lord on Monday, December 22, 2008. […]

  • Alliance Workers Safe after Bangkok Protests

    December 3, 2008

    News & Stories

    “All of our mission personnel are safe, and the unrest has not personally affected any of our workers,” said Steve […]

  • GC Sunday 2008: John and Lisa Sappia

    November 14, 2008


    Alliance workers John & Lisa Sappia speak about their calling to serve God overseas in Paraguay. Produced in 2008.

  • Update on Thai-Cambodia Border Tensions

    October 16, 2008

    News & Stories

    “The Poipet border has reopened, and the city has returned mostly to normal,” said an Alliance spokesperson in Cambodia following […]

  • Cambodia, Thailand Experiencing Border Tensions

    October 15, 2008

    News & Stories

    The Thai-Cambodia border closed after a skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops, impacting the city of Poipet, where Alliance workers […]

  • Thai Believers Attend Alliance Church Camp

    September 4, 2008

    News & Stories

    About 200 Alliance believers participated in a recent church camp in Thailand. The theme, “Stand Up and Shine for Jesus,” […]

  • Alliance Hosts English Camp in Thai Prison

    May 13, 2008

    News & Stories

    Prison officials in Thailand have given Team Isaan, an Alliance church-planting initiative, permission to conduct an English camp in two […]

  • Good News for Thai Homeless

    April 24, 2008

    News & Stories

    An Alliance church in Thailand has received permission to minister in a government facility for the homeless. Already, three outreach […]

  • Alliance Ministers in Government Homeless Shelter

    February 19, 2008

    News & Stories

    Approximately 90 people came to an Alliance Valentine’s Day outreach at a government-run homeless shelter in Thailand. All in attendance […]

  • Prisoners Set Free

    February 14, 2008

    News & Stories

    By TEAM Isaan, an Alliance church-planting team in Thailand    We have seen God do some amazing things in the […]

  • Pioneer Missionary Dies

    December 6, 2006

    News & Stories

    Rev. Elmer J. Sahlberg, retired missionary to Thailand, went to be with the Lord December 5, 2006, in New Port […]

  • A Fond Farewell

    September 27, 2006

    News & Stories

         As Ed and Sue Danneker, Alliance workers in Thailand, attended their final worship service at Mahapawn New Vision Church before […]

  • Military Coup in Thailand

    September 20, 2006

    News & Stories

         Alliance missionaries were not endangered during the peaceful takeover of Thailand’s government by its military on September 19. “Presently, there […]

  • Firm in the Faith

    May 10, 2006

    News & Stories

    When Nataya* accepted the Lord during an Alliance outreach in Thailand some years ago, she faced intense opposition from her […]

  • Occupied by Jesus

    April 7, 2006

    News & Stories

    Recently, there has been unprecedented openness to the gospel in northeast Thailand. “It is a real movement of the Holy […]

  • Mahapawn Bangkok Church in Thailand Acquires New Building

    July 13, 2005

    News & Stories

    On Sunday, July 10, Mahapawn Bangkok Church held services in its first church building—a mansion the group has converted into […]