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“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life.’ ” —John 6:35

Vice President For Spiritual and Community Life, Payap University

This project funds the sending and support costs for the vice president for spiritual and community life at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Rev. Dr. Esther Wakeman fills this position. Payap was founded in 1974 as the first Christian college in Thailand, and it is now a university with about 6,000 students and 850 faculty and staff. About 10 percent of the students and 30 percent of the faculty and staff are Christian. In her role Esther also oversees the Christian Communications Institute (CCI), which uses traditional and modern dramatic and musical arts to present the gospel in schools and villages all over Thailand. Esther is accompanied by her husband, Rev. Rob Collins, a retired PC(USA) mission coworker.


Mission Worker:  The Rev. Dr. Esther Wakeman