A ministry of

Christian Mission to the Orient

April, 2011

In This Issue
Lanna Theological Center
Community of Blessing
Carmen Filbeck in the USA
David and Deloris Filbeck
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From the President 


 In March, LTC closed its school year with two special events.  The first one was Homecoming.  This was the second Homecoming LTC has hosted and the turn-out was really good. 


Faculty and Alumni enjoyed two days of fellowship, testimonies and encouragment.     It is a joy to hear how God is using our graduates throughout the region.  


One story in particular stood out.  You can read how LTC graduate, "Sam" stood firm in the face of persecution by clicking here:  Still before the Storm 

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2011 Graduation
Homecoming 2011
LTC Homecoming Buffet

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Community of Blessing

NCC teamCOB led another Mobile Clinic team in March.   Ken and Kathy were joined by a team from Naperville Christian Church in Naperville Ill.    The team spent the first week organizing and completing an inventory of medicines, supplies and 2,000 pairs of eye glasses!    


The second week, the team was joined by LTC students for 4 days of clinics among the Lahu Chale people of northern Thailand.    


The Lahu Chale are a smaller poor people group.  LTC professor, Mr Bandit and  his wife Mai help to minister to these villages every weekend.   The team saw 350 patients and the eye clinic team gave away 70 pairs of glasses.    


Mr Bandit told us that the presence of the team opens up doors for sharing the gospel as people experience the love and concern from the Christians.   He added that many people asked him why the Christians cared so much and took the time to listen and help.  What a great opportunity to explain God's love for them.  


Please continue to pray for the Lahue Chale as they are deeply fearful of the spirits and spend a  great deal of their meager income to appease the spirits.   Pray for Mr Bandit and the handful of evangelist who faithfully serve this people group.   Click here to see more pictures


Interested in joing a COB Clinic team to Thailand?  

Contact Dr Ken Filbeck at:  ken@communityofblessing.com 

Carmen Filbeck In the USA

Carmen's profileCarmen Filbeck is in the United States for three months to give reports on the work in Thailand.  She will be traveling through Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.   In late June she will be in the Southern California area before returning to Thailand.
Carmen is available to speak with small groups, youth, and children about the ministry and also about God's Gift of Grace. 
You can contact her at: carmen@life-encounters.org or Phone:  903-806-6639
David & Deloris Filbeck

D & D David and Deloris continue to serve with LTC.  David teaches one course per term as well as serving as President Emeritus.   David also continues to write. He just finished a book on Church History in THAI.   Deloris continues to teach English and be the constant encourager.   We are all thankful for their example, encouragment, and  support.


 You can write to David and Deloris at this email:  ddfilbeck@msn.com 

We are grateful for your continued support in helping prepare Christian leaders in Southeast Asia.


LTC Team


The Lanna Theological Team