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The Lovan Family

We’re pleased to welcome the Lovan family to Charis Thailand. Nicole will be working on a community based child care project which trains potential child care […]
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Why We Are Focusing on Family Support

We have learned a lot since our days of just supporting an orphanage. Now we know that the best way to protect children is to help their birth families to be strong and safe wherever possible.
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Aaron Blue – Thailand Director

Aaron is a creative and flexible thinker and that ability to adapt quickly to new information and situations is part of the DNA of The Charis […]
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Jan – Office Manager

With quiet competence, humility, and loads of experience, Jan keeps everything running in the Shade Tree Foundation office. (Shade Tree is the Thai foundation established by […]
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Carrien Blue

If you get the impression our US team is bigger than it actually is, that’s probably because Carrien is taking care of things in the background. Since […]
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Friday Evenings Under the Shady Tree

As the parents in this class begin to understand the developmental underpinnings of their children's behavior, they can begin to overcome generational cycles of using anger and reactive hitting to train their children.

How Farming in Thailand Embodies the Gospel

So what does farming have to do with the gospel?  Farming is food and the gospel has to do with going to heaven, right?  To be […]
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TinTin – Family Support Director

“Don’t give up your dreams. Try to see everything in a positive light. Trust people. Don’t compare your story with other people’s stories. You are not alone in the world.”
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Bird – Family Support Project Coordinator

When you meet Bird you meet a man consumed by ease and joy, no matter the time, day, or circumstance he finds himself in he is […]
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Meet Our Team – War War Lin

I give families encouragement and advice on how to take care of each other. – Moving to Thailand was never part of War War’s plan. Though […]
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Meet our Team – Mawai

I give encouragement. I am a good teacher and a calm presence. - Five years into her life in Thailand, Mawai has overcome and learned much […]

Equipping Local Community Workers: Simply the Story Training

much of the world cannot, or does not, prefer to learn through predominantly literate means. In this context, oral story telling can be a very effective way to communicate.