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

Meeting the Neighbors

God had once again intentionally placed us in a neighborhood among people He has been wooing for years.

By: Christopher Sorensen
August 01 2014, 3:13 pm | Comments 0

Our New House

“Hey Robbie! That house looks empty, and it’s nice, too! It also has large trees around it! Our kids will love it!”

By: Christopher Sorensen
June 01 2014, 4:29 pm | Comments 0

How to Survive Moving a Piano

Janella identified with me by sharing a funny story, which I will attempt to retell.

By: Christopher Sorensen
April 01 2014, 9:52 am | Comments 0

Northern Khmer Team in Transition

As I wrote in my last article, we have mixed emotions about leaving Surin.

By: Christopher Sorensen
March 01 2014, 4:18 pm | Comments 0

Tears and Transition

Why don’t I cry much? Brain damage! Or so I’ve been told.

By: Christopher Sorensen
February 01 2014, 2:41 pm | Comments 0

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