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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 […]
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A week in the Life. Or: What we actually do

Ever wondered what our every day life looks like in Thailand? It's sort of like this.
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The Importance of Family

I think my favorite thing about the make-shift family we have participated in forming up on the mountain at the children’s home is the grandparents. I’m […]
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Working Together

I don’t know what I would have done without Nu there during my first week at the Charis Home. It was probably one of the longest […]
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If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Unless…

From Mary, who lived at the orphanage for several weeks teaching the staff and children English. I lived and taught English for two years in Korea […]
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Meet Kru Mary, Our First Live in ESL Teacher

***For 5 weeks we were privileged to have Mary stay at the children’s home in Tak Province and give English lessons to the children and the […]
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Family, Not Institution

There is something that has come up in a few conversations recently that I feel I should make clear. We often refer to Ban Saeng Sawan, […]
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Charis Model Community In Mae Sot Moving Forward

On our Face Book page a short while ago I said that it looked as though we were on a layup for a slam-dunk. This is […]
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(Updated) Next Year We Finish This! and we need your help – Win an iPad 3

We have always anticipated that we would need to have staff in Thailand on a more permanent basis so that our training of local staff and […]
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Juda Comes into His Own

Baan Saeng Saiwan – (House of Heavenly Light) in Tak Province, Thailand prototype home We’re very pleased to see Juda come into his own as a leader […]
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Announcing a Partnership

We have partners! We have actually been working with a wonderful group of people from Switzerland for some time now. We have held off on announcing […]
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Basic Accounting

Juda is now doing accounting. It’s basic at this point, just keeping track of what the monthly expenses are and what’s left over, but it’s a […]