Over the past seven years, the Lord has called me to short term missions serving alongside Integrated Tribal Development Foundation in the Northern Thailand Hill Tribe area. He has clearly shown me much through this time of His interest in transforming and healing my heart while drawing me closer to His own. During my time serving with the Hill Tribe cultures and I.T.D.F. staff, He has enabled me to build trusting and loving relationships.
About three years ago, he tugged on my heart in a big way. As He led me through three villages to speak with women who had formed a Women’s Cooperative, they began to speak to my heart… I learned of their very specific goals in hopes of empowering themselves both financially and emotionally, learning that their goals were very much the same as women and mothers stateside.
That year, after hearing these women who clearly wanted to better themselves and their children, He put a tug on my heart for these women whom I call my sisters. I came back, prayed and processed what the Lord had shown me and put in my heart. I moved forward with much prayer and the help of Lanna Foundation and I.T.D.F. to start a Women’s Cooperative Project called Hands to Heart.