Location: Thailand, Southeast Asia
Ministry Focus: Dave and Ann Rideout, a retired engineer and a nurse, were appointed in 2010 to Southeast Asia to coordinate and implement a ministry in Community Health Evangelism/Education (CHE). Their base of operation is Chiang Mai, Thailand. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) seamlessly integrates evangelism and discipleship with disease prevention and community based development. The ministry is holistic, seeking to obey everything that Jesus commanded in Luke 4:16-19. It encompasses the whole need of individuals and communities.Through CHE, communities are empowered and begin to change; health improves, infant mortality decreases, agriculture becomes more productive, jobs are created, water systems, roads, schools and clinics are built, and churches are established or strengthened. This is usually achieved through the initiative of the local community using their own resources.