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The team left Chiang Mai this morning on the 10:05 plane for Bangkok and from there caught a bus to Hua Hin, where we will spend the next two days before returning to Melbourne. This gives us a chance to debrief about the trip, to reflect on the people and experiences of the last two … Continued

This morning the team headed off to learn how to cook Thai food. Each team member was allowed to choose a soup, a stir fry, a curry and a dessert, and then they were taught how to make the dishes before eating their own creations. The afternoon session was designated free time, to pack, to … Continued

Maureen led devotions this morning encouraging us to focus on resilience, and being grateful for what we have each day. Our morning was spent putting 5000 stamps on envelopes, putting address labels on 4000 USA letters and finally sending off the complete set to the post office. A massive job well done, and completed by … Continued

Ben and Brad ran our devotions this morning on the theme of encouraging us to “do something” when we saw something or someone in need. This was repeated in different situations and contexts throughout the day, so it was a highly appropriate message to start our day. Our morning was spent at Art In Paradise, … Continued

Still experiencing problems with our website photos – sorry – check out the Facebook post for the latest. A rest morning this morning saw some sleep in, while others enjoyed a Bake’n’Bite bakery breakfast together. Our time in the early part of the day was spent preparing for our Sunday school program, getting the craft … Continued

2 options this morning – one group heading to Laura’s to put the final coat of paint on what will be a drop in centre or safe haven room for young adults needing help, and the team smashed out two coats of a nice bright mint green colour. The other option was to go to … Continued

We are having some problems with photos on the site – please check the facebook page if you can. Day 10 – Friday January 4th Today’s quote: “When God puts love and compassion in your heart toward someone, He’s offering you an opportunity to make a difference in that person’s life. You must learn to … Continued

It was an early start this morning as we woke up in Chiang Rai ready to teach at the Mae Chan school. We had been asked to take the Year 10, 11 and 12 students for a day of conversational English. Our day started with us joining the 900 strong student body for the morning … Continued

Jazziah led devotions this morning and shared how many of God’s chosen leaders throughout the Bible had deficiencies but God was still able to use each one in amazing ways. He encouraged us to step outside of our own comfort zones and to trust God. This morning the team experienced what we call the factory … Continued

Maureen had the honour of leading our devotions this morning, and shared this quote with us. Maureen is a chaplain working at a number of schools within Victoria and has fitted in seamlessly to our team. After a New Year’s Eve to remember, we had a later start to our work day, but still smashed … Continued