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Thailand

BuildsThailand
08/05/2014

A big, beautiful, inspiring family

I am amazed by the maturity and sensitivity of these children, who come from a background of abuse and/or exploitation. On Saturday night, we had the opportunity to hear the older teens perform at the night market…
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BuildsThailand
02/05/2014

The day has finally arrived!

The day has finally arrived. The reason we have traveled as long and as far as we have. The children in Thailand and the Buddies Along the Roadside project.When we arrived at the home, all of…
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BuildsThailand
10/05/2013

A Collective Thought on Trees

A very special day today! Three groups of business people came to the home to give back. It all started with a group tour that allowed the donors a chance to look into the lives…
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BuildsThailand
08/05/2013

Bamboo Poles and Hearts Filled With Hope

When Christal  asked for blog volunteers, my hand shot up. I usually have a lot to say and was so excited to be in Thailand, I thought, no problem, the words will roll off my tongue…..I was wrong.We…
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BuildsThailand
05/05/2013

Falling In Love, One by One

It's common to fall in love with Thailand. It's hard not to. But I'm falling in love in Thailand. Seriously. One child at a time. One adult at a time, one idea at a time. Every day we…
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BuildsThailand
09/05/2012

Three Countries, Three Experiences, Many Lives Changed

Since I first heard about Live Different and their Hero Holiday trips from my husband in 2009, we have had the amazing opportunity to embark on 3 different Hero Holidays and 3 very different adventures.…
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BuildsThailand
08/05/2012

Bangkok Biscuits, A Long Boat To Laos, and the Power of the Downward Dog

After two long days of rainfall, today’s sunshine brought us a day that was nothing less than amazing. We arrived at the children's home this morning with a planned day of fun activities for the…
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BuildsThailand
07/05/2012

The Power of One

Since arriving in Thailand and reading the book Not For Sale by David Batstone, I’ve had an uncomfortable feeling that I wasn’t able to identify. I want to help. I think anyone who knows about poverty and…
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BuildsThailand
06/05/2012

26,000 Baht and a Whole Lotta Excitement!

Last night it rained so hard that the road to the children's home was too muddy to get down and had a truck stuck in the middle of it. So, we declared today to be…
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BuildsThailand
04/05/2012

Opium, Monks and the Power of a Changed Heart

Our day began at the point where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos converge, called "The Golden Triangle". The region has special significance because many of the children we work with at Buddies Along…
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