Akha Jubilee 2012
celebrated at Hueisan (Elephant-Valley).
March 7th to 11th the golden Jubilee of the Akha Christian Church in
Thailand was celebrated at Hueisan (Elephant-Valley). About 2000
people took part. A large
tent with a
stage, illumination and an immense amplifyer system was errected for
the festivities in a Lychee Plantation near the village.
the village a tent was also errected for supplying food for the
hundreds of visitors. Every day a large amount of rice, vegetables
and meat was cooked by willing helpers who did a wonderful job.
Down the hill beneath the large tent for the festivities, the Akha
had built a Spirit gate and a little hut where they used to put the
offerings to the Spirits. With this they wanted to show the younger
generation, what their old culture was like und what they have been
made free of by believing in Jesus Christ
At the first evening of
the Celebrations, all the guests assembled on the large place below
the village. Together they marched towards the Festivity-Hall, and
after a prayer of thanksgiving, the band was cut and the
During the four days many
testimonies, Bible-lectures and sermons were held. The Akha love
singing and many choires made their debut. Other times the
congrecation sang together their wellknown or new hymns. 24 Bible
teachers received their ordination after studying eight weeks a year
for three years.
Saturday-afternoon 24 baptisms were held in the
creek below the village and afterwards the Lords supper was
celebrated back up the hill in the Festivity-Hall.