Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Round 2 - I'm Returning to Thailand

As Soon as I Left Thailand, I wanted to Return

It has been a few months now since I spent 7 month volunteering in Thailand with Stop Slavery. I've had a chance to take a break, enjoy life, visit the beach, and realize that there are huge opportunities ahead, and returning to Thailand is one of them.
Beach time with my sisters

So I am excited to share with you that I will be returning to Thailand in September 2014 to continue working with Stop Slavery along with some other great organizations and projects.

I'll be doing some of the same things I worked on before, including marketing and social media for Stop Slavery and working with Stone in Shoe. I'll also be helping with some new projects that will be geared towards raising funding and awareness for anti-trafficking efforts.

Thailand was recently downgraded on the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report by the US government from a tier 2 watch list to a tier 3, the worst level. What this means is they aren't doing enough to combat human trafficking, which means there are lots of opportunities to help make change happen in Thailand and I am excited to be close to the action.

I would appreciate your prayers as I transition back to Thailand, especially in the following areas:

  • Travel details, a place to live, and transitioning back to Thailand
  • For the other members of the team I'll be rejoining in Thailand
  • That God would be working through us to not only to reduce human trafficking in Asia, but share the hope and love of Jesus.
  • That God would be glorified
I'm setting a tentative return from this trip sometime in the summer of 2015.

Cocos curry
My favorite restaurant in the world now has a location in Chiang Mai!
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I'll be keeping this blog updated with pictures and news as life happens, so check back often. If you're interested in supporting the work Stop Slavery is doing, visit the donate page to learn about fundraising needs.

Thanks for visiting, and I really appreciate each of you who helped this trip, and the last, possible through prayer and financial support!