I spent about 1 week at Khaodee Children's Home just being with the kids. Don't get me wrong...I love leading teams over there...but it was very refreshing to just be with the kids and not have to worry about the team. Alot of reconnecting and relationship building was done with both the kids and staff. I absolutely loved my time there.
The other half of the trip was spent in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And if you didn't know before....this is the city where our new Children's Home/ Orphanage will be. The projected opening date of the Children's Home is sometime in May...which means we had aloooot of work to during my time there. We spent a few days purchasing things for the Home. From woks and pans... dishracks and dresser drawers...to beds for the kids and even a motorbike and truck to drive the kids to school. More importantly, we spent time in prayer seeking God's wisdom and will for the home. We spent time planning and talking about how to run the home. And God even gave us the name for the Children's Home- House of Faith Children's Home (Ban Heng Kwam Chua...in Thai) We went through children's applications and visited the school the kids will go to.
To be honest, everything felt so surreal. Like this...I can't believe this is happening kind of feeling. But God is so good. God has been so faithful during this whole process...and we are truly stepping in faith every decision we make....hence the name :) I felt so much peace as we prayed over the ministry together...God was definitely present!
In the next week or so, we will start introducing the co-founder and staff on the website and facebook....as well as some of the children who will be coming to the home. So look out for it and join us on this God given adventure.
If you have any questions or want to know how to help please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless everyone!
PS enjoy some pics of the future Chidlren's Home :)