JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES PUBLICATIONS ARE BEING USED TO ADDRESS SOCIAL ISSUES IN THAILAND
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Thai Officials Using Jehovah’s Witnesses Publications To
Address Social Issues
This year marks three years since Thai Government officials started using
publications by Jehovah’s Witnesses as part of the national initiative
to educate the public officials on how to address some key social
issues. These issues include prevention of domestic violence, effective
parenting, and improving physical and mental health.
These government’s national education initiatives are orchestrated and
implemented at over 8,700 regional Community Learning Centers that are
spread across the country. The government has also set up 11 Community
Development Learning Centers (CDLC), whose main focus is to train the
The director of CDLC in Nakhon Nayok province Chaiwat Saengsri, says the
goal of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is very clear and aims at helping the
people and communities get to know their Creator. This is the same goal
that CDLC has; assisting the community in raising their standards in the
quest for peace and better quality life.
Mr. Chaiwat also requested the Jehovah’s Witnesses make their
publications available during the SMART Leader seminar. This seminar
seeks to bring together 20 instructors and 100 community leaders from 28
provinces, who will receive training on community building and leadership.
The spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Thailand Anthony Petratyotin
says, “We are happy to know that community leaders are making such good
use of the Bible-based advice found in our publications. We will
continue to make our literature available to officials, along with our
primary means of distribution—our public ministry.”
Some of the publications that have been used include the /Awake!
Magazine article, “How to Avoid Hurtful Speech”. This article was used
to teach the community leaders on how to handle conflict in marriage
without unleashing a torrent of hurtful words whenever a conflict arises.
The publication seeks to explain why conflict in a marriage happens, and
what can be done to end it without necessarily using words that will end
up hurting the spouse. Some of the suggested ways to avoid using hurtful
words include showing empathy, being respectful, reviving the feeling
the couple once shared, avoiding verbal attacks, postponing a discussion
when tempers begin to flare.
Another article, “An End to Domestic Violence
helps the participants in dealing with domestic violence by
understanding the prevalence of domestic violence cases, why this
happens, and what can be done to stop it.
The publication offers practical advice that can help violent spouses
change their behavior. The education has helped many spouses replace
violence with kindness and respect. Violent spouses learn how to treat
their better half, and eventually become witnesses that domestic
violence can stop.
The publication teaches about honor, mildness, and self-control, and
condemns abusive speech in marriage.
Thai Officials Use Publications From Jehovah’s Witnesses to Aid
Community Development https://t.co/qX63wYvCdY
Jehovah’s Witnesses -Awake!
Jehovah’s Witnesses -How to Avoid Hurtful Speech
Jehovah’s Witnesses -An End to Domestic Violence
10 Feb 2017 Posted by Alison Lesley
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By Guest Nicole
By Guest Nicole
By Guest Nicole
I just jumped in. I never really traveled outside the US except for once to an International. I didn't visit ahead of time but did my research on the net and spoke to other Need greaters in Thailand. I created a video to celebrate this first year. Please help support my ministry by watching and please if you know of anyone looking to serve where the need is great please forward this video. Thank you You can click the picture to see the video.!
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