Karl & Sun Dahlfred, Thailand

Karl & Sun Dahlfred, Missionaries to Thailand

What We Do

During this past term of missionary service (2006-2010), Karl & Sun worked alongside a Thai pastor and his church to do new church planting. Living in the town of Prabaht in Central Thailand, they sought to plant a new church in the farming community of Nong Doan, about 6 miles distant from Prabaht. Karl assisted with preaching, pastoral visitation, and evangelistic outreach. In addition to being a full-time mom to Joshua (5 yr old) and Caitlin (2 yr old), Sun enjoyed discipling some women who came to see her at home. Karl and Sun saw at least two people come to faith in Christ during their past missionary term in Thailand yet no new church was planted during the time that they were there.

Currently on home assignment in the U.S., Karl and Sun will return to Thailand in January 2012. They will move to Bangkok and take on new ministry responsibilities. Karl will be teaching church history part time at Bangkok Bible Seminary, and assisting with translation and editing at Kanok Bannasan (OMF Publishers Thailand), one of the few publishers of Thai Christian books. Living right next to the seminary campus in downtown Bangkok, both Karl and Sun expect to have opportunities to invest in the lives of students, having them into their home and influencing the next generation of Thai church leaders. In addition to these opportunities, they will also be involved in a local Thai church or church plant, laboring to see healthy models of biblical teaching and Christian living take root in the lives of Thai Christians.

What we believe

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.

We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save.

We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.


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