Thai’s that Free

Picture of discipleship ministry in Thailand
16Aug

Thai’s that Free

77 is a good number, I think. Reaching out to the outcast, perverse, rough-around-the-edges men of Pattaya, Thailand (often called the sex tourism capital of the world) was not what our partner had in mind when he and his wife, Jaidee (who works to help rescue victims of sex trafficking) settled in Thailand as missionaries more than 20 years ago. After all, it was easy to see young women as the victims, and these men as predators—and yes, many of them were—but God often sees things in a much different way.

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Picture of women in Africa carrying heavy items on their heads and backs
05Aug

Laying Her Burden Down

I’ve just returned from another trip to Africa to visit the women and children you’ve been helping so faithfully through the Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry. During trips like this, I usually have difficulty putting my camera down. Unforgettable scenes of hardship and poverty reach through my lens to claw at my heart. I often marvel at how the women can expertly balance burdens—some large and heavy—on their heads and backs, while traversing long distances by foot. The struggle to survive is etched on faces, evidence of inner heartache.

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