2005* Bangkok ministry divides off COT and joins United World Mission as a church-planting team in Bangkok.
* Open a new campus in KhonKaen (North Eastern University). The new team consists of Steve Lindenmeyer, Bui, Guy, Ying and Chad & Michelle Watkins
* April – International Staff Conference was held in KhonKaen. This was the first conference ever for all of our international staff. Frank & Barbara Barker attended while most of the teaching and seminars were “in-house”.
* Gary Alward’s family moved to KhonKaen from Bangkok to join the team there. Betsy Lawler also moved to the KhonKaen team after studying counseling courses in the states.
Kara Lockhart joins the COT KhonKaen team under
the leadership of Moe Montenegro.
May – Yute comes on as an intern with CO before he begins his two year term in the Thai Navy in January 2007.
June / July – A CCP comes from Birmingham, AL to serve the KKU team while another CCP from Charleston, SC comes to serve the NEU team.
Jo Ray, a new teacher, arrived in March (see the Covenant School site)
* Blaa went off staff to prepare to open a Christian bookstore in KhonKaen
* Kristen Trace arrived in October to join our teacher team (see the Covenant School site)
* NamPhueng (Honey) and Sano came on staff with the NEU team in November.
* Guy and Ying were married (NEU team)
* Bui and Matt Pierce were married and moved to the US.
* We had another CCP team from Australia arrive at the end of November.
* February - Yute comes on staff after serving in the Thai navy.
* March - Nai comes on staff after being a high school chemistry teacher for a year.
* March/April - We hold our annual TSP with the theme "It's Worth It"
* April/May - Staff holds a "Summer of Renewal" that serves as a 5 week sabbatical. A first since our inception in 1989.
* November - A community cross-cultural project from Brisbane, Australia arrives and serves with us for a week as we investigate how our two churches might form a partnership.
* The G4 team (graduate group) begins meeting each Wednesday night for prayer, fellowship and teaching.
* March Thai Summer Project (TSP) "More Than Enough"
Please choose from the links to see how the story of COT has unfolded over the years.