Christopher & Shannon Sorensen

Career Missionaries since 2003, serving the Central Thai people of Thailand.

Christopher and Shannon Sorensen launched to Thailand to begin their church-planting efforts among the Northern Khmer people in January 2003. They spent 15 months learning the Central Thai language in Chiangmai. After studying N. Khmer language and culture with Brian and Melissa Mitchell, Margie Jones, and Kelli (Biggs) Doss in Surin, Christopher and his team, along with local Thai pastor Wanlop Intachai, began working on a Bible curriculum to reach the Northern Khmer people and plant an SDA church in Surin province. With the help of a great bunch of student missionaries and local Thai laymen, they also started New Life Radio, Surin. Later Robbie and Kelli Doss joined the team for the Bible study field testing and evangelism phase of the project. In 2014 AFM’s Northern Khmer team merged with AFM’s Central Thai team to jointly develop and publish music and Bible study materials for use throughout the Thailand Adventist Mission. Other major objectives have been 1) the establishment of Peace Music Academy as a joint “Center of Influence” with the General Conference of SDAs and AFM, and 2) the planting of an SDA church in Khon Kaen, Thailand. We praise God for each person brought to Jesus through these projects, and for every one of our faithful friends and supporters who have given so generously over the years to make it all possible!

Frontier Stories

A Big and Beautiful Musical Vision

I have seen over the years that these lovely Thai children can learn so much, so fast, if they are consistently given the opportunity. Do you, dear reader, know anyone who might be the answer to my prayer?

By: Christopher Sorensen
May 01 2024, 8:23 am | Comments 0

The Uncomfortable Challenge of Growth

In 2024, we will have an evangelistic series that will not require any guest speakers. Our local pastor and elders are up to the challenge, and we will be the main speakers and participants. We are expecting several baptisms. I am excited by this personal and organizational church growth.

By: Christopher Sorensen
February 01 2024, 2:31 pm | Comments 0

Back to Basics

God has mercifully reminded me yet again just how much more can be accomplished for His Kingdom if we simply remember to keep calling Him through prayer into our daily, moment-by-moment decisions.

By: Christopher Sorensen
November 01 2023, 10:49 am | Comments 0

A Greater Role and Growing Team for an Expanding Work

Thank you for your prayers and ongoing support as we expand the ministry with a growing team of workers that God has placed under our care!

By: Christopher Sorensen
August 01 2023, 9:18 am | Comments 0

I Will Go

As always, thank you, our friends and mission partners who have faithfully helped make it possible for us to say again and again, “I Will Go!”

By: Christopher Sorensen
June 01 2023, 3:40 pm | Comments 0

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