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Missionaries Far Removed from Turmoil in Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND (May 18, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries are safe and far removed the turmoil occurring in parts of the capital city, says Byron Amundsen, Department of World Mission director of administration and finance.

Amundsen spoke with Executive Minister Curt Peterson, who is visiting mission sites in the country. He said the region where the sites are located have not been affected by protests that have dominated headlines of late.

According to news reports, about 5,000 protesters still occupied one area of Bangkok. At least 36 people have been killed in clashes with the Royal Thai Police.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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