So here we are, our third week in Thailand and we are in the first Thrive Rescue Home! We are working on updating it with decor and furniture to turn it into an inviting refuge of hope and restoration for our girls. We are so excited we can hardly wait to meet our first girls.
In order to receive our first girls there are a couple of things we have been working on.
We need Thai staff! We started interviewing last week and are still looking for the right staff to help take care of the girls and the home.
Getting the word out! We are networking with NGO’s and Ministries, also meeting with a Thai social worker at the end of the month.
This week we have also been setting up and have been feeling like we are settling in. The food is great, the driving is crazy, the people are nice, and life is good! The reason for this is two fold: your support, and your prayers! They both make a huge difference!
In the city of Pattaya there are 1.3 million people. The thing I love about it is that most of these people are not saved, and that leaves the door wide open for Gods love!
The girls that will be rescued from trafficking will most likely never have heard of Jesus or sin, or redemption. Most of them have never been to school, or read a book, or even know how to write. They will have experienced abuse and hopelessness. This is why we are here, to bring hope, and restoration to these little ones.
I can't get it out of my head or heart, the compassion of God has grown in me, and the longer I'm here the bigger it gets!
This week is Songkran, which is like a new year for Thailand! Its a huge water festival, if you don't want to get wet don't go out! Every one is throwing buckets of water, cups of water, using super soakers, pretty much any way to get water and throw it, they are doing it!