Jesus Open Arms Ministry

  • Category: East Asia

Children: Sam, Aimee

Rick and Kathy Walden began church planting work in the mountain villages of Thailand over 25 years ago. Their ministry grew to include churches in seven villages, medical ministry to AIDs orphans at Agape Home in Chiang Mai, construction projects, and mentoring and training of national church leaders. In 2014 they will turn over their ministry leadership to national pastors and leaders who will continue to share Jesus with the people of this land the Waldens love and call home. As they complete their time in Thailand, Rick and Kathy rejoice for an answer to long- asked prayers. A church that has been denied permission by village elders to erect a building for many, many years has finally received agreement. A new church structure is going up with the village Christians taking the initiative to make it a reality.