BANGKOK, July 25 (Reuters) – Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who took full control of Manchester City on Monday, has arranged trials for three Thai national team players at the English Premier League club.
Defenders Suree Sukha and Kiatprawut Saiwaeo and striker Teerasil Dangda will train with the team in Manchester next week, Thai soccer officials said on Wednesday.
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No sooner than a month later after Mr Thaksin bought over English Premier League football club, Manchester City, he has made the headlines yet again. This time with him having 75% ownership of the club, he was able to arrange trials for some Thai football players to have a chance to play football in the Premier League.
Wow… that’s amazing! This is a BIG DREAM come true for these Thai players. And this dream would not be a reality without a Thai football club owner “pulling the strings” for this to be made possible.
Can you imagine if a Singapore businessman was to own one of these English football clubs??
That will be the day when we can see our local boys, Noh Alam Shah, Indra Sahdan or Lionel Lewis pitting against the top players, earning those massive pay checks and putting Singapore in greater prominence!
However, taking it from God’s perspective:
IMAGINE how easy and flexible it would be for us global Christians to move for one country to another through our profession in order to fulfill God’s Great Commission if we had in place strategically many kingdom-minded “Mr Thaksins” in Christdom around the world to pull the strings to advance the work of God?
“With God, it is not so hard to imagine” (Riding on Samsung’s IMAGINE punchline)
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
Romans 12:3-5 (NIV)