Geoffrey & Pat Atkinson
Global Mission Partners in Thailand
Chrestos Mission Foundation is a fellowship of Christians of diverse denominations, nationalities, ages and skills, seeking to proclaim Christ, and to show His kindness to those in need amongst the Karen and Khmu people.
They are currently running Chrestos Christian Education Centre as well as an orphanage called Home of Peace and Joy, but designated a children’s hostel for government purposes. The main office in Thailand is in Mae Sariang where the education centre and hostel are located.
The education centre primarily teaches the Bible and related subjects, but also teaches life skills, such as Thai and English languages, choir and music, health and agriculture. The orphans attend a local Thai Government school. There are currently over 75 Bible students and over 32 orphans. The Foundation also runs Chrestos Studio creating audio and video CDs and DVDs. The studio produces sermons in Karen language, dramas, praise and worship songs in Karen, Sunday School lessons and music DVDs as well as complete programmes for local radio stations. The studio and publishing centre are housed in a new building.