One of my favorite aspects of the house of prayer and missions school that we are planning in Thailand is the cultural cross-pollination that we will see.
We envision a missions school in which half the students will be Thai believers, and the other half will be internationals - from America, Europe, Latin America, East Asia, or wherever.
The international students will come for ACTS School just like they would come to Kansas City, but they will get something Kansas City cannot offer.
International students in our school will live together with Thai students. They will pray together in the prayer room, minister together around northern Thailand, and play together on their days off. And then they will go out for a 10 week outreach together. The window into another worldview and the cultural immersion experience that they receive will be priceless.
And our Thai students will find that the Gospel, the Scriptures, and the Holy Spirit are unrestrained by cultural barriers. The same Holy Spirit that empowers the Church in America empowers the Church in Thailand, and He wants every tribe, every tongue, and every culture to be redeemed in the kingdom of God.
Missions in this time of history is no longer about Westerners going to the East or Northerners going to the South. It is truly a global Christian movement now, and workers are being sent from everywhere to everywhere.
I am excited to see what God will do in the Thai church with Thai missionaries trained side by side with internationals, and what God will do in the hearts and minds of young adults from the West when they pray and live and witness with Thais who know Jesus from a perspective they never thought of.