Thai village will get first Christian crematorium

(ENInews)–Mennonites in Canada and the U.S. are helping to build a crematorium in the village of Borabu, Thailand, where Christians have run into difficulties using Buddhist crematoria for funeral services. The construction at Living Water Church began in February and is expected to be finished in June, according to a joint news release from Mennonite Church Canada News and the Mennonite Mission Network. With financial help from Mennonite Church Canada and Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson, Nebraska, the crematorium will enable Christians there to perform those ceremonies for fellow Christians. Thailand is a majority Buddhist nation where cremation is the preferred method of honoring the dead. Borabu is about 235 miles northeast of Bangkok. [464 words, ENI-12-0329]