Trip Blog

Thailand Spring 2019 - Day 1 at Faith House


Posted by Brenda Tenison on

What a great first day with everyone at Faith House!  We spent the day teaching three lessons - one on emotions, one on trust, and one on the Holy Spirit using a story of Princess Regina.  We did a trust exercise with the girls where they were separated into groups and then everyone in...

Thailand -Safe travels; landed.

Posted by Heather Magnotti on

God surely went ahead of us every step of the way. From timing of flights,  to our health, to shuttle timing, to all luggage arriving, to Maria picking us up perfect timing from Mae Sot airport.  We thank God for his Providence and Secure hands getting us here safely! Maria, Gigi...

Thailand Take Off


Posted by Team Leader on

Our Thailand team is ready to go. May God give us strength and favor as we serve Him. Taking off from Pittsburgh. Please pray for our safety and health over our two days of travel. 

Traveling Home

Posted by Team Leader on

We had one last morning at Palabra de Vida to eat a light breakfast before heading back to Panama City. We wanted to leave earlier because of the rush of people leaving the city because of the Pope. We left at 8:30am and headed to the city.  Before leaving, we took a picture at the Chame...

Emotional Send Off

Posted by Team Leader on

I woke up this morning knowing that we would be saying goodbye to the kids, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do. As I walked down to breakfast, it hit me that these kids were leaving. I saw them bring their things from the cabins to the main area and it started to sink in that we would...


Posted by Team Leader on

Please forgive that there was no blog yesterday.    We have been very busy and we get really tired.  So a good night's rest took precedence last night!  So now I post and  it is Friday am...our 7th day.     Curundu.  The inner city of...

Bubble Slide and Fair

Posted by Team Leader on

It was a packed day today. The kids did various activities throughout the afternoon, which included a huge bubble soap slide and a fair. The bubble slide was amazing - the kids weee smiling good the entire time. They got to play games with their teams in the bubbles and you can’t doubt the...

Aqua Games

Posted by Team Leader on

It's been a fantastic third day of camp.  It was pool games day, an event the camp refers to as "Aqua Pufa."  The children ecstatically participated in swim races, water tug of war, and a hilarious belly flop competition.  The kids are becoming increasingly engaged by their...

Piscina y Amigos

Posted by Team Leader on

It was the second full day of camp today. Most of our responsibilities as a team revolved around the pool time. While some of us helped with manual labor outside, others went to the pool with the kids. We learned that these kids come from ghettos; communities with gangs, violence, single or no...

Kids Arrive at Camp

Posted by Team Leader on

Today all of the children arrived at camp. The buses pulled up and as they stepped out we cheered for each and every one of them. Some of the kids came with a small backpack or suitcase and some only came with a pillow, but the smiles on their faces were incredible. I could tell that they we so...