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TinTin – Director of Thit Yeik and Family Support Teams

“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.”

Meet Our Team – Bird

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Winter Farm Update

by Michael McMahon, Charis Teaching Farm Manager & Researcher The Charis Teaching Farm has been in transition with staff changing over, new projects and the dry […]


There is a lot of research spanning several decades into how institutional care affects children and what is the best care for healthy development in children. […]

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

How do you pronounce Charis? [kã-ris] What does it mean? Gift, grace, a kindness. Also, in the Bible, God’s power and presence in the earth. Are […]

To Encourage and Empower

I sat on a stool very near to the ground, took in the view, and breathed in the clean mountain air.  The stresses of the last […]

Because We’re Parents

I can’t imagine giving up one of my children because I can’t afford to feed them

Restoration Agriculture as Seen Through a Rice Harvest

Rather than just give money to people, we give them the opportunity to do valuable work, learn more about our natural farming processes and be paid justly for their efforts. What we strive to do is affirm their humanity and, if lost, restore their dignity.

How We Started a Family Resource Center

In the end, what vulnerable mothers need is support. They need to feel that they are not alone, and that there is help if they need it. We're here to provide that help and support.