Daniel & Pada Merillat
In 2001, Dan and Pada sensed God’s calling to Thailand. Since August 2003, they have been serving as long-term missionaries with Global Partners in Thailand.
Dan was born in Traverse City, Michigan, and grew up on a fruit farm. At the age of 13, he accepted Jesus. Pada was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and grew up as a Buddhist. At 16, she accepted Jesus. After 26 years of prayer, her mom miraculously accepted Jesus at age 70.
The Merillats partner with Thai believers in church planting, friendship evangelism, anti-human trafficking ministries, teaching English, mentoring, equipping, teaching, and preaching.
Dan and Pada have two children: Samuel (’99) and Benjamin (’00).