Coming September 23

Don’t miss the premier of I Want This City on Hope Channel, Friday, September 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 6 p.m. Pacific!

In this groundbreaking new series from Adventist Mission, follow church planter, Pastor Doug Venn, as he travels across Bangkok by water taxi, motorcycle taxi, tuk tuk, and skytrain, visiting church plants and meeting residents. You'll share the joy of being invited by leaders of one community to build a church, and then experience something mission stories have rarely shown--the pain of having to turn down such a amazing request. You’ll go with him to slums and shopping malls, as he looks for ways to share the Gospel in a nation that is only about 1% Christian.

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I Want This City clip starts at 12:50 in the video below.

I Want This City episode descriptions

The Bomb

The team follows Pastor Doug Venn as he prepares for a Health Expo at a major mall in downtown Bangkok and an evangelistic series at the Chinese Church. Our travels get interrupted by the report of a bomb planted in our home neighborhood.

Missionary Designer

Pastor Doug and the team grab water taxis, motorcycle taxis, and sky trains as they criss-cross Bangkok. They take Nicole, a graphic designer just graduated from college, to present her Health Expo banner designs to marketing executives at Bangkok Adventist Hospital and at one of Thailand’s biggest malls.

Heart Cry

Pastor Doug explores the site of a recent fire just three doors down from a Bangkok church plant. He then visits a slum where the community leaders have given him an extraordinary invitation to build a church. What holds him back?

Service is the Link

We travel to a slum in Bangkok and show the love of Jesus by handing out rice. But what we gain is so much more!

Reality Gap

Some new student missionaries are surprised to discover that their preconceptions about mission work don’t match the reality. And a Thai Christian takes us along as she conducts a survey to see how much the people of Bangkok know about Jesus.

Spirit of Prophecy

We visit the mission headquarters and discover that even though Christian books are essential in the work of reaching people for Christ, very few are available. We look into the challenges and possible solutions.

The LIterature Work

The mission’s printing press is being closed once and for all. With so few books available, it’s a little painful. We find out why it’s happening, and learn how the mission is making the best of a challenging situation.

The Right Arm

After months of preparation, Health Expo is finally taking place at one of Bangkok's largest malls. Nicole’s designs are in place, dedicated church members share health and hope, and the Holy Spirit brings success.

We Can’t Work

We travel across Bangkok and find encouragement for the challenge of reaching this city of 12 million. While handing out meeting flyers, we get lost in a maze of alleys, and stumble across some amazing discoveries.