The Thai government is currently interested in bringing native English speakers into the public schools so the students can benefit from a higher level of English language education. Though most of the county practices Buddhism, freedom of religion exists and the schools welcome Christian native English speakers. Gordon says he sees these converging circumstances as God’s way of “opening the doors wide” for Christians to come to Thailand and to share the gospel.
What is it like to live in Thailand? The climate is tropical, the cost of living is low, and the people are “super friendly and quick to help out.” The food is delicious, the pace of life is slow and, according to Gordon, the Thai people love holidays and celebrations. The calendar shows at least one holiday (sometimes more) each month. The end of the school year is filled with colorful graduation ceremonies where the students and teachers celebrate with flowers, balloons, special homemade necklaces and bracelets, and blessings given to one another.