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PLANTING A SEED OF HOPE

PLANTING A SEED OF HOPE

TRIGGER WARNING: Please note. This blog contains images and descriptions of drug usage.

The Story of Suriporn

The Story of Suriporn

THIS IS MY STORY. MY STORY IS ONE OF MANY CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN MY LAHU COMMUNITY LIVING BELOW POVERTY LEVEL IN THE HILL TRIBES OF NORTHERN THAILAND…

Bold Faith

Bold Faith

He called you here, He brought you here. Surely, He will bring you through this now. I prayed and I prayed for whatever was in His will be done. We went to the immigrations numerous times…

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Pa Loi’s Story Story is taken from personal interviews with Becky Mann, Darlene Hanson and Debbie Tingley -Written by Debbie Tingley Pa Loi - February 2020 Darlene Hanson and Pa Loi in Ma Oh Jo, Thailand When you grow up in poverty, it becomes your norm. When you...

April 2020 Update

April 2020 Update

Sojourning… Dear Donors, The beginning of my journey was like old home week serving alongside some familiar faces and the Well Community Church Fresno team, in the Lah Hu hill tribe village of Huay Sai Luang.  For all of us, it was the first time to complete...

College Bound

College Bound

…Although they are so very excited to move on to higher education, their reality and fear is that they and their families will be navigating uncharted territories of…

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on I.T.D.F. in Thailand

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on I.T.D.F. in Thailand

MOBILIZING & MOVING TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE! As early as January, Chinese tourists arrived in Thailand to celebrate the Chinese New Year unknowingly bringing the Coronavirus. Integrated Tribal Development Foundation ( I.T.D.F.) Directors Mike and Becky Mann and...

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

News travels so fast! As I heard the news, it felt like my heart had been crushed, heartbroken to be honest! My knees were weak, eyes teary eyed and my mind asking, “Oh why!  Oh why, now?” You Debbie, have been replaced by this temptress, Big “C” (Covid-19) and...

Starbucks School Project

Starbucks School Project

“Starbuck’s and I.T.D.F. have a common shared commitment to sustainable projects and continue to do all that they can to ensure the sustainability of this school and their students…”

Vision Beyond Boundaries

Vision Beyond Boundaries

… Most of all, he has a passion and belief that coffee isn’t just a great beverage to drink. The vision is about building relationships, trust and coming alongside with a helping hand to the hill tribe farmers and their families.

Meet Me In The Wilderness

Meet Me In The Wilderness

Sometimes, you are at a loss, loss of words to tell of something just so unimaginable… and sometimes, He breaks your heart more than once for what breaks His.

BREWING UP A NEW COMMUNITY

BREWING UP A NEW COMMUNITY

At Lanna Cafe, (Integrated Tribal Development Foundation's flagship coffee shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand), the mission and promise to their customers is to build brighter futures, one brew at a time! Through the upcoming, newly constructed Lanna Cafe, we are seeing...