Hello Dear Relatives,
We have been in Thailand 12 days and are doing more than I can describe in this brief blog post. (Please read this through to the end. There is something you can do that will really make a difference.)
I did want to share some of the work with children and professionals dedicated to preserving and protecting their rights. For the past four days I have been working at the Mercy Centre. From their website…
“Mercy Centre is a shelter for street kids, four orphanages, a hospice, a home for mothers and children with HIV/AIDS, a 400-pupil kindergarten, a community meeting place, and a serene haven in the slums with small gardens and playgrounds. Originally built on a former Buddhist Temple site on port authority property, Mercy Centre has stood in some shape or form for 30 years. In 2000, it was rebuilt through a generous gift to accommodate our expanding services to orphans, street children, and children with HIV/AIDS.”
We are designing and developing what we call “deep social networks”. We are teaching the kids how to use technology to tell their vision using a great web resource Tel-A-Vision. (Thanks to Sheri Herndon for sharing this with us.)
We have made two short videos. One is about my search for Hope in Thailand and my impressions of the Mercy Centre.
The second video was made by two young people who live in their shelter. I had the good fortune to spend the day with them helping them make this video. If you only watch one, this is the one to watch.
Please take a few minutes and watch these videos. It would mean a lot to be able to show them that other people are viewing their work. It's 12:45 AM in the early morning here on Thursday. In 9 hours I return to the Mercy Center. I have told him that there are people we are connected to who care.
It would be great to show them at least 50 people have seen their video since they made it. Would you be willing to watch it at least once and forward it on to your friends. You can easily share from within the “my compassionate action network”. There is a link to share at the end of this post in the lower left-hand corner. Please take a look and let us know what you think. It would be great to have some comments as well. I miss you all and I'm so grateful for your love and support.
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