The Project Director for Lahu Living Word (LLW), Joshua Chan, started the Lahu Christian Correspondence Course (LCCC) ministry in 1995 for the Lahu speaking Christians living in the remote areas of northern Thailand and eastern Myanmar. As of the summer of 2020, in Thailand there have been over 2,500 students who have completed the 10-part course and over 3,000 students in Myanmar.
Those students who complete the LCCC program and are currently in ministry are eligible to participate in the Biblical Leadership Training (BLT). The BLT is a 3-year program designed to equip active pastors and church leaders in the basic skills of ministry: How to study the Bible and Teach it to Others; How to be a Peacemaker; How to Pastor a Church; and How to Proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom and Plant New Churches. As of the summer of 2020, over 50 pastors and church leaders have completed the 3-year program and are involved in mentoring new students in the LCCC training and planting churches in unreached areas.
As the LLW Biblical Leadership Training (BLT) team continues to train, mentor and encourage the Lahu church leaders, additional help has been requested by many pastors. The Lahu churches would like to teach their children and young people the foundations of the Biblical worldview, however, there are few resources available. Joshua Chan would like to partner with Good Soil Ministries in producing a Lahu version of Good Soil’s The Story of Hope and The Way to Joy to use on Sundays and throughout the week to teach the young people the Big Story of what God has provided for them through the Messiah. Joshua’s desire is to make this resource available to many Lahu churches that will use these materials for many years to come. We are praying for $10,000 USD to fund this translation project for the benefit of many Lahu generations to come.