Continuum Missions – Thailand & Southeast Asia – Al & Terry Purvis

The Vietnam war had just ended and orphans were filling the refugee camps of Thailand. Al &Terry gathered 27 children along with their own four to become the ‘El Shaddai Family’. By 2000 the children had grown and new ministries were being spawned, all focused on making disciples and planting churches. The ministry in Thailand became a model, now reproduced in nine more countries. From the Thailand base, key activities include 90 churches, six Bible colleges, schools, annual training and leadership conferences in each country, an all-Asia leadership Summit in Thailand, an international Bible college in Thailand that trains new leaders, including many from Canada, and 7 Weeks in Asia, a summer missions program for Canadian youth.