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Dema & Carolyn

Serving the Lord in Thailand

WE ARE SUPPORTING DEMA & CAROLYN with Global Interaction in Chiang Rai North Thailand

Dema and Carolyn grew up in Mizoram which is a small  State in North East India which has significant borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.  It has a population of just over 1.1 million people and Christians make up more than 87% of the population with a significant number of those being Presbyterian and Baptist. Incredibly this tiny State has 2,300 missionaries who are in India and other parts of the world. 


Dema & Carolyn are 2 of those. Dema became part of the Global Interaction team in 2001 when he went to China and taught English and he was joined by Carolyn in 2003. After a further time of study in Mizoram they went to Thailand in 2010. After some very encouraging ministry in a rural areas around Ban Luang, Northern Thailand they moved to Chiang Rai  in 2017 so their children, Grace and Daniel can attend a school there and a new faith community might be formed. 


What are they doing now?

  1. Dema has finished a  teaching course at university in Chiang Rai s required by the government so he can qualify for a 5 year visa.                                                                                                                                                 

  2. Both Dema & Carolyn are involved in teaching English in local schools. This provides significant relationship building opportunities with teachers, children and parents.                                                            

  3. They both have language & culture nurturers who meet with them each week which brings both the opportunities to learn more and also to live and speak the Good News

  4. A lot of their ministry is simply relationship building in the local community in everyday life including the local market, community events, festivals and relating to their landlord, community leaders and neighbours.They run a small bible study group with interested people as well.In recent years thay have had a lot of great conversations about Jesus and some people have come to believe in Him.

  5. Their children attend the Hope International School in Chiang Rai


Pray for then that in their everyday connections with people they will continue to build meaningful friendships and be able to shre their faith in a way that is gracious and clear

Kirrily Drew

Serving the Lord at Christian Union, Monash 



Kirrily has been part of the NBBC family for many years and has been involved with a variety of ministries with our young people and young adults. Currently she is one of our worship leaders.


After a time of prayer and discernment a few years ago Kirrily felt a clear call to be part of the ministry team with Christian Union who share the gospel with many of the 1000’s of students at Monash University and encourage Christian students so they become effective disciples.


As university begins each year Kirrily and the CU Team are heavily involved in getting to know new students through Orientation week, connecting to 2ne+3rd year students, having a welcome BBQ, introducing students to courses and events that will help them get to know about the Christian faith and encourage those who already have faith.


What is Kirrily doing now?


1. The training of Christian students in Christian life courses including “The Course of Your Life”,

2. The overseeing, leadership development and encouragement of Faculty leaders

3. Overseeing all the parts of the ministry that have to do with making mature disciples (including Growth groups, Camps, Conferences and Prayer and Bible Triplet groups). 

4. Being a part of the overall Leadership team on Campus

5. One on one encouragement of students and staff as God gives opportunities


Her Prayer needs include:

  1. Pray for wisdom, sensitivity and encouragement as she fulfils her role

  2. Pray for her physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wholeness

  3. Pray for unity in the CU team and for God’s generosity, patience and compassion for them

  4. Pray for the ability and desire to rest, stop, pray, listen, reflect and plan for her ministry

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