Serving in Thailand, Asia Pacific
Jaimee Silva grew up as a MK (Missionary Kid) in the Philippines and is a Children’s Ministry graduate from CFNI and SAGU (2002). She has served as a missionary with AGWM in Thailand since 2007, first as a Missionary Associate (MA), then was commissioned as a PenFlorida Missionary in June 2013. She was ordained in PenFlorida at the 2009 District Council.
While attending an MK retreat her first semester at SAGU, the Holy Spirit spoke clearly to her heart: “I’m calling you to Thailand. From there you will minister to the children of the world.”
God began to clarify that call a few years later when the pastor of International Christian Assembly (ICA) - Bangkok contacted her about their need for a Children’s Pastor. Jaimee says, “It was the first I had heard of this church whose congregation was made up of families from over 30 nations. Suddenly, God’s call to Thailand AND the ‘children of the world’ began to fall into place!’”
From September 2007 to January 2019, she served as the first Children’s Pastor of ICA-Bangkok. During that time, she focused on recruiting and training workers to serve in four age levels of Children’s Ministry – nursery, toddler, preschool and elementary. It was a great joy to minister each week to the “children of the world”!
Because the majority of those Jaimee worked with came from nations where there is little training or understanding of Children’s Ministry, she developed Quarterly Trainings to help equip workers and parents in discipling children. Not only were these volunteers a great blessing to the ICA KiDS ministry, but once they returned to their home countries, they were also equipped to reach children in their own nations!
Throughout 2019, God began expanding the fulfillment of His call on her life by giving her the wonderful opportunity to work with additional International Churches (ICs) across the Asia Pacific region! Jaimee has been consulting with churches to help them better minister to the children in their churches. Also in 2019, she began serving as Children’s Pastor and a Board Member of a new IC in Bangkok, Romyen International Church (RIC), while continuing to respond to invitations from other ICs across Asia Pacific to help them evaluate and strengthen their ministry to children.
Asia Pacific Children’s Ministry Institute – Jaimee serves as a member of the Core Team that conducts the Asia Pacific Children’s Ministry Institute (CMI). CMI is an intensive 2-week training for national Christian Education Directors and key leaders doing Children’s Ministry across Asia Pacific. Those who are trained return to their home nations to train others in both the Biblical foundation and the practics of reaching and discipling children.
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