A GROUP IN REBIRTH
With 18 priests, the group in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos is the largest MEP group. Of these priests, 9 are under 60 years of age and 5 are still undergoing training.
The future of the group will depend on these priests. The local church has made known that they need training. The older priests live mostly in Thailand, but the younger ones and the more recent ones are spread out over three countries: 5 in Thailand, 1 in Laos and 3 in Myanmar. Two priests cover the northern region of Maesot where they visit a dozen Christian Karen communities that are widely spread out, and help them with education. Out of the 12 volunteers, half are in the northern sector of Maesot, the other half is spread out between Bangkok, north-east Thailand and Laos.