One of the most active ministries during the Olympics was Youth With A Mission, or YWAM, which sent in groups from around the world. One group of Thai Christians went to Yunnan province this month and danced to Thai-language Christian music in coffee shops and restaurants.

– Extracted from Cara Anna, “Missionaries defy ban during Olympics”, Casper Star-Tribune, 22 August 2008. Various Southeast Asia-related threads run strongly through this account of Christian efforts to evangelise in China during the Olympics. For that reason, many NM readers will find it worth a quick look.