Eric & Mariaana Klar, South East Asia


“We are here to serve the people of Thailand. To empower those in need to have a better future. Ultimately; We want to be Christ to this generation.”

Erik and Mariaana (Raassina) Klar are the founders and senior leaders of The River Asia. Mariaana’s parents served as pioneer leaders in Siam-Thailand from 1946-1989, and the Klar’s started their full-time service as missionaries to Thailand in February 1993. First arriving in Chiang Mai for Language Training for 2yrs, they later moved to Petchabun then the Naan Provence. In 2003, Erik and Mariaana moved back to Chiang Mai, in order for their children to go to school, and a team of leaders they had built up followed. 

Today – the River Team has increased in numbers and effectiveness. The Team has grown to over 50 people, spread all over the Nation – from the Deep South of Thailand, the bustling capital of Bangkok, our main base in HangDong, as well as the various works in the mountain regions of North Thailand. They are planting churches, empowering communities in development work, and running fruitful kids and youth ministries in HangDong, Bangkok and Sungai Kolok.

They are now planning for their work and their team to reach the nations of South East Asia. And they have planted a new church in Bangkok!

Support the Klars & the River Team today!

For Cheque donations, please send to:

ACC International Missions Ltd
5/2-4 Sarton Road
Clayton  VIC  3168

For Bank Transfer donations:
Account Name:                   ACC International Missions Ltd
Account BSB:                      013384
Account Number:               256194005
Description:                        KLAR

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